This Year, 3,371 Graduates and 322 Credential Recipients will be Honored During Four Ceremonies May 28, 29, 30 and 31
May 23, 2024

Stanislaus State will celebrate the Class of 2024 during the University’s 64th Commencement ceremonies in the University Amphitheater beginning Tuesday, May 28, through Friday, May 31. 

This year, 3,371 graduates and 322 credential recipients will be honored during four ceremonies held over four days. The University expects to host approximately 23,000 graduates and guests across all four ceremonies. The events will be live streamed, and the viewing links will be available on the University’s Commencement webpage

Interim President Sue Borrego took a moment to reflect on her tenure at Stanislaus State and the remarkable journey of this year’s graduates. 

“As my tenure as interim president comes to an end, I am excited to celebrate the outstanding Class of 2024,” Borrego said. “Our graduates have made a powerful difference to Stan State and we look forward to their continued contributions to their families and communities.

“The opportunity to meet and work with some of them has been a highlight of my time at the University. Congratulations to all our graduates. I am humbled and proud to have been a part of your journey.”

Gates to the Amphitheater open at 7:30 a.m. and the festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. each day. The ceremony schedule for each college is as follows: 

  • Tuesday, May 28 - College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 
  • Wednesday, May 29 - College of Science 
  • Thursday, May 30 - College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work 
  • Friday, May 31 - College of Business Administration  

During the Wednesday, May 29, and Thursday, May 30, ceremonies, the University will recognize two long-time campus community members, Donna Pierce and Wanda Bonnell,  by conferring its highest honor, the Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. Pierce will receive the honor during the College of Science ceremony, and Bonnell will be honored during the ceremony for the College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work. Each will address the graduates with brief remarks during the ceremony.  

Student speakers also will address their fellow graduates. Communication studies major Frank Alvarado will deliver remarks during the Tuesday’s ceremony; biological studies major Arianna Carlos will address College of Science graduates on Wednesday; doctoral candidate Mendel Murray, who will graduate with a Doctor of Education in educational leadership, will speak during the College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work; and business administration major Iris Arellano will address the College of Business Administration on Friday. 

Media interested in covering commencement are asked to register to gain entrance to the ceremonies. Please contact Donna Birch Trahan in Strategic Communications and Marketing. Visit Stanislaus State's Commencement website for additional information.