Information for Spring 2022 Commencement is not yet available. Please check back on this site in early 2022 for details.


Ceremony Photos Now Available

The candid photographs taken during the ceremonies are now available online for the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021.

Graduate Photos

Lifetouch Photography is currently experiencing delays in photo processing times for the professional graduate portrait photos. This is due to several factors, including:

  • Name matching graduates to their photos is more time-intensive due to students wearing masks during ceremonies.
  • The volume of graduates is much higher because many institutions held ceremonies for the Classes of 2020 and 2021.
  • Social distancing requirements are limiting the amount of staff available to process each commencement.

When the Lifetouch photos are live, CSUDH students will be able to find their images at

2020 and 2021 Commencement Recordings

CSUDH commencement ceremonies were livestreamed and recorded. Watch via embedded video below, or on YouTube.

May 24, 2021

Class of 2020, 9 a.m.

Class of 2020, 1:30 p.m.

Class of 2021, 6 p.m.

May 25, 2021

Class of 2021, 10 a.m.

Class of 2021, 3 p.m.

May 26, 2021

Class of 2021, 10 a.m.

Class of 2021, 3 p.m.

Celebrate at Home

CSUDH has produced Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 lawn signs for families to print and display at home. The PDF size is 24x18 inches.

Class of 2020 lawn sign [PDF]

Class of 2020 lawn sign with crop marks (for professional printers) [PDF]

Class of 2021 lawn sign [PDF]

Class of 2021 lawn sign with crop marks (for professional printers) [PDF]

Frequently Asked Questions (Updated for 2021)

Can family and friends attend the Commencement ceremonies?

Yes. Graduating students can now bring two guests to Commencement. No exceptions will be allowed to the number of guests. It has been decided that there will be no official registration process for your commencement guests. If you have registered for Commencement, you will be allotted two guest passes when you check in on the day of your ceremony. Please note that children, regardless of age, are required to have a pass and are inclusive of the two allotted guests per student.

Will it be safe for me to attend the ceremonies?

All CDC, state and local health and safety guidelines will be strictly followed and enforced to ensure the safety of those in attendance. Face coverings are mandatory at the ceremonies.

How do I register for Commencement?

A step-by-step guide for graduates is available on the How to Participate page.

How can I get all the information I need for Commencement?

Students should attend Commencement 101 webinars.

Visit the FAQ page for the full list of FAQ.

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