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Countdown to Commencement

Nearly 3,000 CSUSM students are approved to participate in the University’s 22nd annual commencement ceremonies on May 17 and 18, making the Class of 2013 the largest in the school’s history.Notably, one in six undergraduates has earned academic honors (with a GPA of 3.5 or higher) and 41 percent are the first in their family to earn a bachelor’s degree.Among this year's graduates is 90-year-old Wally Taibleson, who is earning Master of Arts in Education - his fourth degree from CSUSM. Taibleson is the oldest student in the 23-school California State University system and the oldest graduate in CSUSM history. Read more about his story...More than 18,000 total guests are expected to attend the four ceremonies held on Mangrum Track and Field at CSUSM. Each ceremony will last approximately two hours.Twitter users can follow CSUSM commencement tweets posted by students, faculty and staff by searching for #csusm13.All four commencement ceremonies will be broadcast live over the Internet on the day of the event at www.csusm.edu/commencement.