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.

In that spirit, we are hosting a virtual ceremony on Oct. 23, 2020, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This is not a decision that we take lightly; however, the safety of our graduates, their families and our employees is our priority. The deadline to register is Sept. 23, 2020.

Please note that graduates who previously registered for the in-person ceremony must register separately for the virtual ceremony.

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Watch the complete videos of CSU's 2019 Commencement Ceremonies.

Registration Information

Please note that graduates who previously registered for the in-person ceremony must register separately for the virtual ceremony. There is no fee to participate in this ceremony; however, you must meet the eligibility guidelines below.

Eligibility to Participate in Commencement

Students must complete all graduation requirements in order to participate in the CSU commencement ceremony, with the exception of students that are in the last enrollment of their program. These students must comply with the following criteria to participate:

  • Students must have submitted a petition to graduate and have received audit results.
  • Students must have submitted their enrollment registrations for any remaining course(s) required for program completion at the time of commencement registration.
  • Students who participate in the commencement ceremony and have not completed all of their graduation requirements by the commencement ceremony registration deadline are not eligible to be designated as graduating with honors.

Regalia Information

Regalia will not be required for participation; however, you may still purchase regalia through Herff Jones if you would like to have it for your own personal photos or uses.

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Regalia Package Pricing
Item Price
Associates/Bachelors Basic Package $32.70
Bachelors with Honors $39.95
Masters with Hood $59.45
Doctors with Hood $87.85

Brief Overview of the Virtual Ceremony

This incredible milestone deserves recognition, whether it’s done in-person or virtually. Here is a brief overview of what to expect during the virtual ceremony.

After registration has ended on Sept. 23, 2020, CSU will finalize the registration requests. On Sept. 25, 2020, you will receive an email from MarchingOrder, with instructions to create your graduate slide. Graduation slides will be displayed during the degree conferral, graduation “walk.” Your customized graduation slide will include your degree and honors (if applicable). You will be able to upload a photo and quote that you would like displayed on your slide, as well as an opportunity to include a phonetic spelling of your name and record its pronunciation. Please note that pictures and quotes must be appropriate. Slides must be completed by Sept. 30, 2020.

A few days prior to the ceremony, you will receive a link to access the virtual ceremony page so you can bookmark it for Oct. 23, 2020.

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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