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Congratulations to the graduating class of 2020!


Saturday, December 5, 2020
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. MT



Commencement Day Schedule
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m Ceremony (virtual)

ADA Accessibility at the Ceremony
Closed captioning will be available.

Graduation Memorabilia
To purchase graduation memorabilia -- including class rings, announcements, and graduation caps -- visit Josten’s.

Order of Events for In-Person and Virtual Ceremonies:
National anthem
Welcome address from Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker
Student speech
Keynote speech
Bachelor’s degree graduate name reading
Master’s degree graduate name reading
Degree conferral
Closing remarks


Make sure to share the Facebook event with anyone you would like to tune in. Want your celebratory pictures and messages shared during the ceremony? Use the hashtag #CSUGlobalGrads2020 and @CSUGLOBAL to ensure your message is posted in the live feed.

CSU Global reserves the right to remove any inappropriate, negative, or unrelated tweets from the feed at its sole discretion.


Students within the graduation date range of July 2020 - Feb 2021 without FERPA blocks on file will appear in the program. The program will be available to download here closer to the event date.


Closer to the event date, we will provide a link to video all of the submitted thank you videos.


To purchase a diploma frame, visit Jostens.


Visit and enter enter code 2020GRADS for free shipping on a “Class of 2020” t-shirt.


What is a virtual ceremony?
A virtual ceremony has many of the same components as a live ceremony. In exchange for walking across the stage to accept your diploma, we create a slide with your photo, degree, honor societies and any personalized messages you provide. Please view this short video to see what the experience is like.

If I attend the Winter 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony, can I still attend the in-person ceremony in Spring 2021?
Yes, if you are eligible to participate in the Winter 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony and also want to attend the in-person ceremony in 2021, you are able to participate in both.

How do my family members and friends watch the virtual ceremony?
The link for the ceremony will be sent to you during the month of November. You can share this link with your family and friends and they will be able to access the ceremony by clicking on that link on the day of the ceremony. You can also share the Facebook event with them which will have the livestream information.

What is the link to the CSU-Global school store?

How do I order regalia?
Regalia is not required for the Winter 2019 Virtual Commencement Ceremony. To purchase graduation memorabilia including class rings, announcements, graduation caps, visit Josten’s.

What time should I click on the livestream link the morning of the ceremony?
The virtual ceremony will start at 10:00 a.m. It is recommended that you click on the ceremony link 20-30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony to work out any technology issues.

What order will names be read?
We will start with undergraduates and they will be read alphabetized by program. The slides will have a legend on the side so you can see what the upcoming programs are.

When will I receive my diploma?
Diplomas are not distributed at the commencement ceremony. All program requirements and financial standing are confirmed by the Registrar’s Office, and diplomas are mailed approximately eight weeks after completion of the final class and the end of the term of their graduation program. For questions regarding diplomas, please email the Registrar’s Office at The dimensions of the diploma are 8.5"x11".

If you have any additional questions regarding the commencement ceremony, please contact your Student Success Counselor.