Frequently Asked Questions & Answers


When will I receive my diploma? - Updated!

Updated: July 21, 2020
 

Through August, evaluators will continue to clear students for graduation to confirm graduation status. Beginning in September, diplomas will be mailed to the diploma address provided on the application for graduation. Please contact Enrollment Services via email at registrar@csustan.edu for additional information.

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Have new dates for the Commencement been determined?

The University will not be able to set new dates until new guidance about large group gatherings is issued.

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What is happening with cultural/affinity celebrations?


Black Graduation

  • The Black Student Union (BSU) and the Black Faculty & Staff Association (BFSA) are so proud of our graduates' achievements and will be producing a video to recognize the 2019-2020 graduates. Please complete this form by May 13th, 2020 if you are graduating Fall 2019, Spring 2020, or Summer 2020 to share photos and a short clip that we may use in the video. If you have any questions, please email nrhodes@csustan.edu or mewilliams@csustan.edu

ChicanX Commencement

  • Chicanx Commencement is postponed. The ceremony will be rescheduled at a later date that is deemed safe for graduates and their families to be on campus for a large gathering. For more information, please visit the ChicanX Commencement page.

Rainbow Graduation

  • All graduating students who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community are welcome to request a Rainbow Graduation Stole by submitting a Rainbow Stole Request and submitting it by Wednesday, May 13th. All Rainbow Graduation Stoles will either be mailed to students or held for pick-up based on student’s request. If you have questions, please contact the Diversity Center at diversitycenter@csustan.edu.

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How do I confirm that my name is included on the list of students graduating?

You can view the list of graduates to confirm that your name is included on the list of students graduating.

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Am I eligible to graduate with academic honors?

Students may graduate with academic honors when both their cumulative grade point average (GPA) and Stanislaus grade point average (GPA) meet the following:

Cum Laude, 3.40-3.59

Graduating with Honor
Awarded gold and red cords

Magna Cum Laude, 3.60-3.79

Graduating with Great Honor
Awarded gold and silver cords

Summa Cum Laude, 3.80 and +

Graduating with the Highest Honor
Awarded gold cords

Graduate students graduating with distinction are awarded gold cords. Learn more about Honors Designations.

Questions about Honors Designations?

If you have further questions about honors designations, please contact the Office of the Registrar via email at registrar@csustan.edu.

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About Honors Designations

Estimated honors designation for Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 candidates is based on grade point averages (GPAs) earned at the end of the Winter 2020 Term. Earned honors status is subject to confirmation after Spring 2020 grades are posted.

Questions?

Learn more about Honors Designations. If you have further questions about honors designations, please contact the Office of the Registrar via email at registrar@csustan.edu.

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How do I receive my academic honor cord(s)?

Students do not need to purchase their cords this year.

Understanding the importance of cords and the inability to purchase them at the bookstore, the University is providing cords to graduates. Cords will be mailed to the diploma mailing address the graduate listed on their application to graduate. Cords will be mailed near April 29.

I'm not currently eligible to graduate with honors, however, I believe that I will be eligible after my Spring 2020 grades are posted. How will I get my honor cord?

The university's Registrar Office will provide a list of students to the Student Affairs Office after Spring 2020 grades have posted. Cords will be mailed out to students who are now eligible. Please call our Commencement phone line at (209) 667-3598 if you have questions about the cords.

Questions about Honors Designations?

Learn more about Honors Designations. If you have further questions about honors designations, please contact the Office of the Registrar via email at registrar@csustan.edu.

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Which color cord will I receive?

Undergraduate students graduating with academic honor may receive the following recognitions:

Cum Laude, 3.40-3.59

Graduating with Honor
Awarded gold and red cords

Magna Cum Laude, 3.60-3.79

Graduating with Great Honor
Awarded gold and silver cords

Summa Cum Laude, 3.80 and +

Graduating with the Highest Honor
Awarded gold cords

Graduate students graduating with distinction are awarded gold cords.

Questions about Honors Designations?

Learn more about Honors Designations. If you have further questions about honors designations, please contact the Office of the Registrar via email at registrar@csustan.edu.

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Academic Regalia
 

How do I purchase academic regalia?

Regalia apparel can be purchased online.

I already have a cap and gown. Can I purchase the tassel and stole separately?

Yes. Many items can be purchased separately online.

Am I required to purchase my academic regalia right now?

It is not required to purchase regalia at this time. Students can order regalia at a later time.

 

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Updated: May 6, 2020.