Class of 2020 Commencement Celebration

Celebration Details


Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, at 10 a.m.
Alex G. Spanos Stadium*
College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
College of Architecture and Environmental Design 
Orfalea College of Business
College of Engineering 
College of Liberal Arts
College of Science and Mathematics
The celebration will commemorate graduates from each college in one ceremony. 

*In the event of severe weather, the Class of 2020 Commencement Celebration will be moved to the Recreation Center Main Gym and feature several ceremonies scheduled throughout the day. Ceremony times will be determined based on capacity limitations and the number of graduates who register to participate by the Oct. 1 deadline. A final decision about the location of this event will be made no later than Dec. 3, 2021.



Graduates received an email the week of Nov. 22 with instructions on how to claim five free guest tickets. 

  • Tickets are required for guest entrance into the ceremony.
  • Graduates do not need a ticket. 
  • Graduates are responsible for distributing tickets to guests prior to the ceremony. Guests can present tickets in either printed form or on mobile devices.
  • Each ticket is unique and will be scanned upon entry. Do not duplicate tickets. Individuals with tickets obtained from unauthorized sources may be denied admission.



Regalia is required for the Class of 2020 Celebration and is available for purchase in the University Store and online at


Class of 2020 Commencement Celebration Emails

Cal Poly graduates, supporters, faculty and staff are invited to sign up to receive Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony emails to stay informed and updated as new information becomes available. 

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