May 15-16, 2020

Get ready for the big day.

We'll help you apply for your degree and prepare you and your family to celebrate this amazing accomplishment when Commencement Day finally arrives.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Graduate Commencement
10:00 a.m.
William Rolland Stadium
Tickets required for guests
Graduate Stadium Map

Watch the recording

5:00 p.m.
Samuelson Chapel

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Undergraduate & Professionals
10:00 a.m.
William Rolland Stadium
Tickets required for guests
Undergraduate Stadium Map

Watch the recording

Meet the Faculty Locations (After Commencement on Field)


Call the Academic Affairs office at (805) 493-3364.


  1. PLEASE NOTE: Eligible students who file applications for May or August 2020 after March 15, 2020 will not be listed in the May 2020 commencement program. Any application received after 5 pm on May 1, 2020 will not be eligible to participate in the ceremony.

  2. Is your name correct for the Commencement Program?

    Important note: Your name as listed in the following links will be exactly how it will appear in the Commencement Program for your family and friends as well as on your Diploma. These lists are updated once a week. (Lists to come)

    If you find your name is highlighted in yellow, you are currently not eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.  Contact your Student Success Counselor immediately. If you find a notation next to your name in lavender, it means you may be eligible to participate but your name will not appear in the program as you did not meet the application deadline of 3.15.20. 

  3. No latex items, including balloons, will be allowed at the ceremony due to those with airborne latex allergies. 

  4. You can begin to order your Cap and Gowns, on March 11 online at