It's Time to Celebrate Virtual Commencement 2020

Commencement is one of the most joyous events at CSU and we are committed to providing the Class of 2020 with a memorable commencement experience. Every year, we look forward to celebrating this incredible milestone with our graduates and their loved ones.
Join us for a virtual commencement celebration from the comfort of your home! Stream the ceremony video beginning Dec. 4 at 10am or at a later time, when it’s convenient for you and your loved ones. Download our digital program to follow along.

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We may not be able to celebrate together, but that doesn't mean the party has to stop! Check out our Commencement Celebration Kit for custom social media graphics, printable CSU decorations, tasty recipes and more!

Brief Overview of the Virtual Ceremony

This incredible milestone deserves recognition, whether it’s done in-person or virtually. During the virtual ceremony, your personalized graduation slide will be displayed during the degree conferral, also known as the graduation “walk.” Your customized graduation slide will include your degree and honors (if applicable), a photo and your chosen quote.

Blue award ribbon with Columbia Southern University logo printed on it

Faculty of the Year Awards

To recognize and honor outstanding achievements and contributions by a CSU faculty member, the Robert G. Mayes Sr. Distinguished Faculty of the Year Award was established.

We are proud to announce that this year we have selected winners from each of the three colleges within the University. The recipients of the 2020 Robert G. Mayes, Sr. Distinguished Faculty of the Year Award are Dr. Megan Bowers from the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Darlene Jaffke from the College of Business, and Dr. Gregory Boothe from the College of Safety and Emergency Services.

Future Ceremonies

All CSU graduates may register for and participate in any future ceremony if they were not able to attend the ceremony in the year they graduated. Information about ceremonies is posted in the spring of the same ceremony year.

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