Hello Matador,

Congratulations, your graduation is just around the corner! GradFest is a celebration of your accomplishments and serves as a one-stop opportunity for all-things Commencement.
Your hard work will soon be rewarded as you reach the significant milestone of graduation in your life. As you prepare to transition from CSUN student to an accomplished member in your community, we would like to share some information to help make preparing for commencement more exciting and memorable for you and your family.


GRADFEST is a one-stop resource for:

  • Graduation Information.

  • Ordering Cap & Gown, Sashes, and Announcements.

  • Purchasing Rings, Diploma Frames, Graduation Banners & Flags.

  • Learning about Cultural Celebrations (ex: Black Grad Celebration, Rainbow Grad Celebration, etc).

  • Speak to staff from the Commencement Office, Undergraduate Degree Services, Graduate Studies, and others!

  • Have graduation portraits taken (caps/gowns will be available on hand).

  • Learn about the Alumni Association.


  • Will be taking place at the CSUN Campus Store


You have the opportunity to register for ONE of the following days:

  • Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from 9am to 6pm

  • Wednesday, March 9, 2022 from 9am to 6pm

  • Thursday, March 10, 2022 from 9am to 6pm

Typically, graduates spend around 30 to 45 minutes participating at GradFest.



For safety purposes and to ensure social distancing, the event will have time slots throughout the day for you to register for. Each day will have three time slots to choose from, each lasting for three hours.

Our office does appreciate your patience and flexibility as we accommodate all graduating students to the best of our ability. We are asking you to be mindful of the following:

  • The event registration is first come, first serve basis, so once a time slot reaches capacity, the time slot will no longer be available for registration.

  • Register with your CSUN email only ending with and you will receive a confirmation email once your registration is complete.

  • Do NOT sign up for multiple time slots

  • Masks will be required

  • Only register for ONE time slot if you would like to participate in GradFest.

  • Credit/Debit Cards will only be accepted when purchasing materials from Herff Jones (the official vendor for caps, gowns, announcements, rings, and frames).

  • To register for the event please click the following EventBrite link:

If you have any questions or concerns, email the commencement team at

 Thank you and congratulations!


Message sent on 2/15/22 by email to CSUN Student Graduates Fall 2021 and Spring/Summer 2022