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December 2012 Commencement Schedule

Saturday, December 8 - Rec Center

December ceremonies last approximately 2 hours. Immediately following the ceremony, a punch and cookie reception will be held. This reception offers graduates and guests the opportunity to visit with faculty and friends.

9:00 a.m. Ceremony


   –College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences
   –College of Science & Mathematics

1:00 p.m. Ceremony


   – College of Architecture & Environmental Design
   – College of Liberal Arts

4:00 p.m. Ceremony


   – Orfalea College of Business
   – College of Engineering

Grad Days are scheduled for October 19-20 2011, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at El Corral Bookstore. Graduation announcements, class rings and invitations can be ordered and senior portraits can be scheduled.


The Grad Center opens Thursday, November 17, 2011 in El Corral Bookstore. Candidates pay the commencement fee, obtain 8 guest tickets and detailed instructions, and purchase their caps and gowns. Check with Customer Service, El Corral Bookstore 756-5321 for the hours of the Grad Center and questions regarding commencement tickets, fees, or academic reglia.

The Grad Center issues 8 guest tickets only to eligible candidates paying the commencement fee in person. Guest admission is by ticket only. Additional tickets will NOT be available. Candidates not needing all of their tickets are encouraged to give extras to those who need more.


Photo-Spring 2006 graduates    Photo-creative grad caps-winter 2006

COMMENCEMENT PARTICIPATION ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to participate in commencement ceremonies, the student must submit a "Request for Graduation Evaluation" form to the Office of Academic Records-Evaluation (OAR-Evaluations). Students who indicate, on the form, that they plan to complete all degree requirements in the fall quarter are eligible to walk in the December commencement ceremonies.


NOTE: SUBMITTING THE "REQUEST FOR GRADUATION EVALUATION" MAKES THE STUDENT ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN CEREMONIES ONLY. IT IS NOT A GUARANTEE THAT THE STUDENT WILL GRADUATE WITH A DEGREE FROM CAL POLY.


Degree attainment is pending review of the academic file after final grades for the last enrolled quarter are released. Students with questions concerning their eligibility to participate in commencement may contact the OAR-Evaluations, Administration Bldg., Room 218, 756-2396.



The Commencement Office is located at:
Student Services (Building 124), Room 211
Phone Number: (805) 756-7301
Fax: (805) 756-2011




Photo-creative grad caps-winter 2006

Photos courtesy of Ultimate Exposures, Inc.


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