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CSUSM Mixes in Social Media at Commencement

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) congratulates its 2012 graduates! The 21st Annual Commencement Ceremonies will take place on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19 on the Mangrum Track and Field.Graduates, family members, guests and members of the community at large are invited to follow CSUSM’s social media channels for coverage leading up to and at the four ceremonies. Share your thoughts, congratulations, videos and photos!• CSUSM Facebook fan page – www.facebook.com/csusm• @CSUSMnews on Twitter and #CSUSM12• CSUSM’s YouTube channel – watch for Commencement 2012 videos in the days and weeks after the big event• Streaming video of the four ceremonies will be available on the commencement website live.Note to News Media: For easy access to the ceremony site, media are asked to park in Lot Z, which is located at South Twin Oaks Valley Road and Campus Marketplace.Traffic Advisory:Traffic congestion and backups can be anticipated in the area and surrounding streets, especially along South Twin Oaks Valley Road, the 78 Freeway, Barham Drive and Craven Road. University Police and the Sheriff’s Department will be directing and controlling traffic flow along South Twin Oaks. Motorists should expect traffic delays; graduates, families and friends are advised to plan accordingly to arrive on time.Broadcast Media: Any mention that can be made regarding expected traffic delays during broadcasts on May 18th and 19th would be greatly appreciated.About California State University San MarcosCalifornia State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that CSUSM’s annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM’s alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.