Updates to Graduation Activities

Published: April 16, 2021

What's happening?

Stanislaus State is pleased to announce that it will hold on-campus Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021*. In addition to Commencement, graduates will receive recognition in our virtual graduation program and receive graduation keepsake boxes. Scheduled Commencement ceremonies will adhere to guidance issued on March 26, 2021 by the California Department of Public Health.

Face coverings must be worn by all in attendance.

* Please note that these events will be held with restrictions as required under the red tier guidance for large outdoor and live events, as well as consideration of California Department of Public Health guidance for Commencement and graduation ceremonies. The events are subject to change and contingent upon the state, local, and county guidance.


Register for Commencement!

Registration will open on Sunday, April 18, 2021

All graduates and guests are required to register for Commencement. You will need your student ID to access your Marching Order profile. Inside your Marching Order profile, you can register for Commencement, register guests, update your graduate slide, and edit your name that will be recorded for the ceremonies. Marching Order is the platform used for our Virtual Graduation Program and will be used at the in-person ceremonies. 

Registration closes on May 4, 2021

Graduates and guests who are NOT registered, will not be permitted entry into any of the Commencement ceremonies.

ADA Seating Accommodation Request Form

Deadline to submit is May 4, 2021

Graduates must submit the request for themselves and their guests.

You will be required to sign-in to complete the form.


Save the Date!

Updated ceremony dates and times.

Class of 2020

Class of 2020

May 20
9:00 am - 11:30 am
College of the Arts, Humanities & Social

4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
College of Education, Kinesiology & Social Work College of Business Administration

May 21
9:00 am - 11:30 am
College of Science

Class of 2021

May 26View Ceremony TimesCollege of the Arts, Humanities & Social

May 27
View Ceremony TimesCollege of Science

May 28
View Ceremony TimesCollege of Education, Kinesiology & Social Work College of Business Administration


Honor cords.

Message on Honor Cords

Honor cords will be mailed to eligible graduates. Cords are tentatively scheduled for mailing during the final week of April.

No purchase or action is necessary.

Honor Cord icon. Stanislaus State shield.

Message on Diploma  Covers

Diploma covers will be distributed to the Class of 2021 graduates at  Commencement in May. Diploma covers will be mailed to graduates unable to attend. Mailing is tentatively scheduled for July.

No purchase or action is necessary.