Ceremonies & Receptions

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University Ceremonies and Honors Convocation

University Ceremonies are where students candidates get their degrees conferred. 

Honors Convocation recognizes outstanding graduating students who are distinguished based on Scholastic or Personal Achievement.

Listing of the 2017 University Ceremonies and Honors Convocation
Saturday, May 13, 20176 pmHonors Convocation
Friday, May 19, 20178 amDavid Nazarian College of Business and Economics
6 pmMike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication
Saturday, May 20, 20178 amCollege of Health and Human Development I
Including depts from: Child & Adolescent Development, Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Recreation & Tourism Mgt.
6 pmCollege of Humanities
College of Health and Human Development II

Including depts. from: Comm. Disorders, Environmental & Occupational Health, Family & Consumer Sciences, and Health & Human Development
Sunday, May 21, 20178 amMichael D. Eisner College of Education
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences I
Including depts. from: Anthropology, Geography, and Psychology
6 pmCollege of Social and Behavioral Sciences II
Including depts. from: Africana Studies, History, Political Science, Public Administration, Social Work, Sociology, and Urban Studies & Planning
Monday, May 22, 20178 amCollege of Engineering and Computer Science
College of Science and Mathematics

Ceremony Receptions

Event NameDateTimeLocationContactContact Email
Deaf StudiesSaturday, May 20th1:00 PM - 3:00 PMNorthridge Center ComplexJudi Daleke
Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and CommunicationFriday, May 19th

3;00 PM - 4:30 PM

VPAC CourtyardRachel Valiensi
David Nazarian College of Business and Economics Graduation ReceptionFriday, May 19th

Immediately following Formal Ceremony

David Nazarian College of Business and Economics East inner patioAnn Ward

Ceremony Receptions are hosted by the University to provide parents and guests an opportunity to meet faculty and staff.

Departmental Receptions

Event NameDateTimeLocationContactContact Info
Kinesiology Tuesday, May 9th12:00 PM - 1:00 PMMatadomeDanielle Jarvis & Konstantinos Vrongistinos
Child and Adolescent Development IThursday, May 11th4:00 PM - 6:00 PMSequoia Hall CourtyardLorena Calix
Poli-Sci Awards CeremonySaturday, May 13th1:00 PM - 5:00 PMSH 451 aka Whitsett RoomLarry Baker

(818) 677-3488

Africana Studies Graduation ReceptionSunday, May 14th 1:15 PM -
3:15 PM
Whitsett Room
SH 451
Dr. Cedric Hackett and Dr. Theresa White and
Child and Adolescent Development IIWednesday, May 17th6:00 PM - 8:00 PMUSU Grand SalonLorena Calix
Psychology Undergraduate and Graduate Awards Ceremony Friday, May 19th11:00 AM - 1:00 PMGrand Salon in the USUJessica Worland
Liberal Studies Awards CeremonyFriday, May 19th3:00 PM - 4:30 PMOviatt Ferman Presentation RoomRanita Chatterjee
Urban Studies & Planning ReceptionFriday, May 19th6:00 PM - 9:00 PMOdyssey Restaurant in Granada HillsDonna Howell or (818) 366-5817
Recreation, Tourism, and ManagementSaturday, May 20th10:30 AMMatador LawnLora Hnat 
Central American Studies Awards CeremonySaturday, May 20th3:00 PMNoski AuditoriumDonald Lilly
Asian American Studies Graduation ReceptionSaturday, May 20th3:30 PM

Orange Grove Bistro (Northridge Room) 

Eunai Shrake
English Department End of the Year Celebration and Awards Saturday, May 20th3:00 PMOrange Grove BistroKent Baxter
Linguistics/TESL DepartmentSaturday, May 20th3:00 PMLakeview Terrace Room, USURayna Campos-Kennedy
Modern and Classical Languages & LiteraturesSaturday, May 20th3:00 PMGrand Salon, USUJennifer Lu/ Leslie Yamashita  /
Anthropology Year End PartySaturday, May 20th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PMPrivate LocationRasmita Dhruv

(818) 677-3331

Chemistry and Biochemistry Awards CeremonyMonday, May 22nd11:30 am - 12:30pmEucalyptus Hall 2221Chemistry Department(818) 677-3381

Hooding Ceremonies

Event NameDateTimeLocationContactContact Email
Kinesiology Hooding Ceremony Tuesday, May 9th11:30 AMMatadomeKanielle Jarvis & Konnstantinos Vrongistinos


MBA Hooding CeremonyThursday, May 18th5:30 PMOrange Grove BistroTracy Gamble & Philipa Moguel  /
Elementary EducationThursday, May 18th4:00 PMEducation CourtyardHarmoni Hill
Special EducationThursday, May 18th4:00 PMJacaranda Breeze WayBlanca Plascencia
Secondary EducationFriday, May 19th4:30 PMCleary CourtyardJulie Gainsburg
Educational Psychology and CounselingFriday, May 19th 10:00 AMOrange Grove Bistro GazeboMaria King
Educational Leadership and Policy StudiesFriday, May 19th4:30 PMOrange Grove Bistro GazeboMariel Noyes
Physical Therapy Hooding Ceremony Friday, May 19th5:30 PMCampus Theatre and Courtyard Luawana Parker 
Psychology Undergraduate and Graduate Awards Ceremony Friday, May 19th11:00 AM - 1:00 PMGrand Salon in the USUJessica Worland

Jessica Worland

(818) 677-2827

Recreation and Tourism ManagementSaturday, May 2010:30 AMMMC Kitchen PatioLora Hnat 
Communication Disorders and Sciences Hooding CeremonySaturday, May 20th1:30 PMRedwood Hall Activity CenterRechelle Aguayo/ Carla Romero  /  
English Department MA Hooding CeremonySaturday, May 20th1:30 PMOrange Grove BistroKent Baxter
Environmental and Occupational Health Hooding CeremonySaturday, May 20th3:00 PMOrange Grove Bistro/ Presidents Room and Lambs Lounge Julie Hodge   
Health Sciences Hooding CeremonySunday, May 21st2:00 PMNorthridge Complex, USUSuzanne Spear
MSW Hooding CeremonyMonday, May 22nd6:00 PMOviatt Lawn Camille Pili Jose or Jessica Rubalcava or

Hooding Ceremonies are a special recognition ceremony for Masters and Doctoral degree candidates during which a faculty adviser, administrator, and/or a Dean of the Academic College invest a hood on a student, signifying their success in completing the graduate program.

Cultural Celebrations

Event NameDate TimeLocationContactContact Info
Black GradSunday, May 14th4:00 PMOviatt LawnPero Akinbohun
Rainbow GradFriday, May 19th1:00 PMNorthridge Center, USUGreg Knotts   
Veteran GradThursday, May 18th5:30 PMNorthridge ComplexVeterans Resource Center 
Aztlan GradTBDTBDTBDDepartment of Chicana/o Studies 818-677-2734


Cultural Celebrations aim to celebrate the diversity of our students and commemorate them on a successful academic journey. These celebrations are organized by student organizations or campus entities.