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    CSUN Commencement

Commencement and Honors Convocation

As mentioned in an announcement earlier this year, CSUN will be hosting Virtual Commencement Ceremonies for the classes of 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. To officially kick things off, we will host the All-University Virtual Commencement Ceremony that will feature the conferral of all undergraduate and graduate degrees on May 15, 2021. Starting on May 21, 2021, the College-based virtual commencement ceremonies will then take place, where each graduate will be recognized by name and photo slide. Each ceremony will be broadcast live via YouTube Live (not ZOOM) and will have pre-recorded content mixed in. The links to view the ceremony will be posted in our Commencement Schedule as soon as they become available. We will email our graduates about a week before the ceremony date. 

Additionally, CSUN will be hosting its first ever Car Parade starting May 25, 2021! This opportunity will allow graduates to decorate their cars and take a slow drive through campus with their family. During the parade, graduates will be cheered on by socially distanced university employees, have a brief in-car photo moment in front of the library, and receive a special GradBox. This GradBox will include a souvenir commencement program, pennant, license frame and tassel. Those who choose to not drive will be able to contact the commencement office to discuss alternative arrangements.

Lastly, students still wanting that in-person moment to cross the stage will have the opportunity in the 2022 Commencement Ceremonies (or next time in-person ceremonies are offered). We understand the importance of this moment and want to make sure you and your loved ones get to experience it in the future. Although parameters on how to register for an in-person ceremony in the future have not been established just yet, we wanted to underscore that graduates from the classes of 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 will be able to participate in all activities this year as well as next year.

On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, all eligible graduates received an email from granting them access to a registration page. Through that site, graduates will have the option to register for the Virtual Commencement, the Car Parade and secure their GradBox. Graduates will have until Friday, May 7, 2021 at 11:59pm  to complete this registration and upload a photo. We strongly encourage you to review the Registration Guide to help you through this process and give you more information on the Car Parade.

Please note, graduates can secure their GradBox without participating in the virtual ceremony or the parade.


  1. Review the Registration Guide
  2. Access the Registration Page
    1. RSVP to the Virtual Commencement
    2. RSVP to the Car Parade
    3. Secure Your GradBox
  3. Review the Commencement FAQs
  4. Receive Your Vehicle Pass
  5. Receive the Link to the Livestream via YouTube Live.
  6. Enjoy the Festivities!