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CSUSM to Hold First Fall Commencement in Its History

Cal State San Marcos will become the first public university in San Diego County to hold a fall commencement when it celebrates its mid-year graduates this month.  

CSUSM will host its inaugural fall commencement on Sunday, Dec. 17 in The Sports Center on campus. A total of 533 students are expected to graduate across three ceremonies, and more than 4,000 guests have registered to attend.  

CSUSM has instituted fall commencement to offer students who are graduating in December the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments with their families without having to wait until spring.  

Each of the three ceremonies will be streamed live on the CSUSM commencement website and mobile app to allow viewing by family members and friends who can’t attend. 

More information on CSUSM’s commencement ceremonies is available online.  


What: CSUSM hosts the first fall commencement in university history. 

When: Sunday, Dec. 17

9 a.m. – College of Business Administration; College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics  

Noon – College of Education, Health and Human Services; College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences  

3 p.m. – College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences  

Where: The Sports Center, Cal State San Marcos, 333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos  

Media: Members of the media who wish to attend any of the commencement ceremonies are asked to contact communications specialist Brian Hiro in advance at bhiro@csusm.edu or 760-759-0564. For easy access to the ceremony site, media are asked to park in Lot O or Parking Structure 2.