Congrats Class of 2023. It’s almost time to enter the real world. Photo by Julia McIntyre.
By Julia McIntyre, Staff Reporter
As this Spring semester comes to an end, it is time to think about one important thing: graduation. Long study nights, exams, and traffic on the way to school will all be over soon as seniors prepare to dive into the real world. But before the party starts, it’s time to discuss all things commencement.
The California State University, Dominguez Hills Office of Ceremonies and Events hosted commencement meetings throughout the month of April for students who are graduating in May.
The commencement ceremonies will be held on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20. A full list of the commencement schedules along with commencement celebrations can be found on the iToros App under the commencement section, or on the CSUDH website on the graduation page.
When graduates arrive at the campus, all CSUDH parking lots will be open for free parking. It is advised that graduates arrive 90 minutes before the start of their ceremony dressed to impress in regalia and head to the Track & Field Stadium to check in. There, graduates will be grouped according to their major before being walked to the Dignity Health Sports Park where the ceremonies will be held. The commencement ceremonies usually last between one and a half to two hours.
Any graduates who need assistance during the commencement ceremony can contact the Student Disability Resource Center prior to the event.
There are no tickets required for guests, but if a graduate wants to provide a VIP experience for their friends and family, a premium suite can be purchased for $75 per person. The minimum number of tickets needed to reserve a suite is 10 and the maximum is 15. Food and beverage can be added at an additional cost.
The Dignity Health Sports Park venue has a list of prohibited items for the ceremonies such as any artificial noisemakers (i.e. air horns), balloons, confetti, smoking, pets, alcoholic beverages, beach balls and umbrellas.
For any additional questions regarding commencement, there is a list of FAQs on the iToros App.
On behalf of the Bulletin, congratulations to the Class of 2023, and enjoy your special day!