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Important Commencement Update

January 11, 2023

Dear Class of 2023,

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!

As we prepare to celebrate your accomplishments, we would like to share the following important announcement about upcoming university commencement ceremonies.

Beginning in the 2023-24 academic year, Cal Poly will no longer host Fall Commencement and will instead celebrate all graduates at Spring Commencement in Spanos Stadium.

The elimination of Fall Commencement allows all graduates to enjoy an equitable graduation experience, including participation in Cultural Commencement ceremonies and college and department celebrations, all of which only take place in spring quarter. It also allows the university to enhance the overall ceremony experience in Spanos Stadium for all graduates and guests to enjoy.

All graduates will continue to be able to claim up to ten guest tickets for each college commencement ceremony.

We look forward to celebrating all members of the Class of 2023 in Spanos Stadium this June 17-18. For more information about Spring Commencement, please visit

Go Mustangs!

Cal Poly Commencement Office



The Commencement Office provides Cal Poly graduates and their guests with a memorable and meaningful graduation experience that symbolizes the culmination of their academic achievements. 

The office aims to enhance and enrich the culmination of a student’s academic achievement through honored university tradition and festive celebration. It also aims to collaborate and build strong alliances with campus partners in this university-wide effort.

Commencement is a time of celebration, pride and reflection for students, families, friends, faculty and staff. As graduates embark on the next chapter of their lives, they are welcomed to the Cal Poly Alumni Association and encouraged to continue their engagement as “Mustangs Forever.”

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