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Information for Graduating Master's Degree Students

Congratulations! You have entered the homestretch on your graduate program! Upon successful completion of all ten courses and your Capstone Committee’s acceptance of your Capstone project, you will be eligible to walk the stage and be awarded your Master’s degree diploma. Master’s degree candidates will be formally hooded during commencement in a ceremony conducted by the President, the Provost, and the Dean of the graduate program. This will be an exciting event for everyone who is able to attend!

The commencement ceremony will be held at the California Maritime Academy campus in Vallejo on Saturday, April 26th at 1:30 pm. Individuals who intend to participate in the ceremony are required to be at the campus on Friday, April 25th for a mandatory rehearsal. A full description of the items covered at rehearsal may be found via www.csum.edu/commencement as soon as that information is available. 
Graduates are welcome to have guests attend commencement. Due to limited space, each graduate will be issued tickets for two guests to sit in the outdoor tent where the ceremony will take place. There will be additional open seating in the adjacent Rizza Hall for the rest of your guests where the ceremony will be live-streamed. Please note that it is typically very warm outdoors on graduation day so guests who are susceptible to the heat may prefer to sit indoors in Rizza Hall. Click here for a description of the priority seating ticket process and a description of all seating options.
Please continue to check this space for updates to the commencement schedule and activities.