Fall Commencement 2021
Save the date for Fall Commencement 2021 on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 10 a.m. This year's celebration will commemorate graduates from each college in one ceremony in Spanos Stadium*!
Each graduate will receive 10 tickets. Additional details, including regalia and ceremony instructions, will be shared in the coming weeks. We look forward to celebrating your achievements this December!
*In the event of severe weather, Fall Commencement will be moved to the Recreation Center Main Gym and feature three ceremonies scheduled at the following times:
9 a.m. - College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and College of Science and Mathematics
1 p.m. - Orfalea College of Business and College of Liberal Arts
4 p.m. - College of Architecture and Environmental Design and College of Engineering
Sign Up for Fall Commencement 2021 Emails
Cal Poly parents, supporters, faculty and staff are invited to sign up to receive Fall Commencement 2021 emails to stay informed and updated as new information becomes available. Eligible graduates will receive these emails automatically.
Class of 2021 Downloads
Proud of your achievements? Show it off! We've created ready-to-print banners, lawn signs, zoom backgrounds, and images you can use on social media to help celebrate this momentous occasion.
Fall Commencement Archive
Virtual Fall Commencement 2020
Congratulations, graduates! To help you celebrate this momentous occasion, we have created six special virtual academic college ceremonies for you and your supporters to watch. These ceremonies feature messages from campus leaders and alumni, memories from your time at Cal Poly, the conferral of degrees and graduate name reading.
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
View the Class of 2020 Commemorative Booklet featuring graduate names, messages from campus leadership, keynote speaker information and honorary degree recipients.
View the Class of 2020 graduate slides, find a graduate name, hear it read aloud, and download to share with family and friends. Each slide features a graduate name, degree (B.S., B.A., MBA, M.A., etc.), academic department and honors (if applicable). Graduates also had the option to personalize slides with a photo and message.
Archived Ceremony Videos
Visit the Cal Poly Commencement YouTube Channel to watch past Fall Commencement ceremony livestream videos.