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Commencement Rehearsal - Friday, May 3, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Commencement Rehearsal begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 3, in Rizza Auditorium. 

Attendance at the rehearsal is mandatoryThose who arrive late, leave before the end, or do not attend at all will not be allowed to participate in Commencement the next day.

The following topics will be covered: 

  • Schedule of Graduation Day Events
  • Various Departments will talk to discuss things you need to complete before departing campus.
  • Acknowledgment of accomplishments
  • A run-through of walking into the tent and being seated
  • A run-through of the various ceremony traditions involving graduates
  • A run-through of walking across the stage in the correct order, pronunciation of your name, and receiving your diploma
  • Receiving your pair of tickets for family or friends in the reserved section of seating during the actual ceremony.

It is followed by a reception for graduates and their immediate families sponsored by the Cal Maritime Alumni Association. No RSVP required.

For graduates who need to purchase last minute items, the Bookstore will remain open until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3.

If you have any questions about the mandatory rehearsal, contact Kristen Tener, Associate Dean for Student Engagement, at 707-654-1786.

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