Traffic Advisory for May 17-18: CSUSM Hosts Four Commencement Ceremonies on Campus
California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) would like to alert community members and motorists that traffic around the university will be congested on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18, due to the university's annual commencement ceremonies. Nearly 2,000 graduates are expected to walk in the ceremonies with up to 8,000 guests in attendance at each event.The four ceremonies will be held on Friday, May 17 at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 19 at 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. with each ceremony expected to last two hours.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. Motorists should expect traffic delays and if possible avoid driving near the campus that weekend.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 our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. Eighty-five 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.