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USS Mellena Bell It is time to celebrate YOU and your accomplishments in this major life milestone!

The Virtual Celebration will take place on Saturday, May 30, at 1300 PDT. A link to the live-streamed event will be shared as we get closer to the event. As we honor the Class of 2020, your participation is appreciated to make it a successful and meaningful celebration. Please see below for a list of ways you can participate.


Participate in Virtual Celebration by:

  1. Update Mailing Address. Please update your home mailing address in PeopleSoft to ensure all graduation materials are received in a timely manner.
  2. Photo Submissions. Please submit photos through the following link to be included in a video yearbook for the Class of 2020. Photos spanning your time at Cal Maritime can be included. Please be appropriate and respectful in your submissions. Please be mindful that any photos submitted of cadets in uniform should comply with uniform and grooming standards. For questions, please contact Tim Fitzgerald at tfitzgerald@csum.edu.
  3. Adopt-a-Grad. We have faculty, staff, alumni, board and community members that are excited to celebrate your accomplishments! The submissions have closed. For everyone who submitted their information, we will match you up with one of our volunteers and share your home address with them to send their congratulations.
  4. Time Capsule. Participate in the Class of 2020 Time Capsule by submitting items for the capsule via drop off (during face-to-face instruction) or via mail (Cal Maritime Attn: Josie Alexander 200 Maritime Academy Drive, Vallejo, CA 94590).  Capsule will be kept in Mayo Hall until the 5 Year Reunion in 2025.  EXAMPLE items to include:
    1. Letters to self
    2. Cruise T-Shirts
    3. Divisional patches
    4. Photos

For more information on the Time Capsule, contact Josie Alexander at jfalexander@csum.edu.

  1. Keepsake Video. More details to follow.
  2. Class of 2020 Gift. More details to follow.
  3. Attend the Celebration. Join us online at 1:00 pm PDT on May 30th as we celebrate Cal Maritime Class of 2020! Follow the event on Facebook now for updates and plan your watch parties with family and friends. Link to Class of 2020 Virtual Celebration coming soon.
  4. Social Media. Please use #calmaritimegrad2020 when posting on Social Media for all your commencement celebrations.
  5. ToolkitUse the #calmaritimegrad2020 Toolkit to help celebrate wherever you are. Includes social media graphics, printable signs, and Zoom backgrounds!

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