Spring Commencement 2019 Graduate Information

Regalia and Accessories

In-store regalia is available for purchase in the University Store. See below for pricing details. 
 
Purchase diploma frames, announcements, class rings, flowers and gifts through the links below.
 

Grad Packs

Bundle and save! Please note that grad packs are only available to purchase as pre-orders and in-store at Commencement Kickoff April 24-25.
 
Basic Grad Pack ($6 Savings)
  • Bachelors: $159.50 | Masters: $199
    • Cap, Gown and Tassel
    • Graduation Sash
    • 25 Personalized Announcements
    • 25 Envelope Seals
    • 30 Return Address Labels
Classic Embossed Grad Pack ($16 Savings)
  • Bachelors: $294.50 | Masters: $334
    • Cap, Gown and Tassel
    • Graduation Sash
    • 25 Personalized Announcements
    • 25 Envelope Seals
    • 30 Return Address Labels
    • Classic Embossed Diploma Frame
Classic Medallion Grad Pack ($18 Savings)
  • Bachelors: $307.50 | Masters: $347
    • Cap, Gown and Tassel
    • Graduation Sash
    • 25 Personalized Announcements
    • 25 Envelope Seals
    • 30 Return Address Labels
    • Classic Medallion Diploma Frame
Windsor Tassel Grad Pack ($21 Savings)
  • Bachelors: $349.50 | Masters: $389
    • Cap, Gown and Tassel
    • Graduation Sash
    • 25 Personalized Announcements
    • 25 Envelope Seals
    • 30 Return Address Labels
    • Windsor Tassel Diploma Frame

Regalia and Accessories

  • Bachelors Cap, Gown and Tassel: $43.50
  • Masters Cap, Gown and Tassel: $83
  • Graduation Sash: $39
  • Announcements Essentials Package: $82
    • 25 Personalized Announcements
    • 25 Envelope Seals
    • 30 Return Address Labels
  • 25 Personalized Announcements: $59
  • 25 Envelope Seals: $12
  • 30 Return Address Labels: $12
  • 5 Additional Announcements: $11.50
  • 25 Tissue Inserts: $11
  • 25 Thank You Cards: $16
  • Certificate of Appreciations: $9-$19
  • Classic Embossed Diploma Frame: $145
  • Classic Medallion Diploma Frame: $160
  • Windsor Tassel Diploma Frame: $205
  • Class Rings: Starting at $469


Flowers and Gifts

  • Orchid Leis: Single: $35 | Double: $40
  • Roses:  Half Dozen: $15 | Dozen: $30
  • Kukui Nut Lei: $20
  • Commemorative Commencement T-Shirt: $25
  • Commemorative Commencement Sweatshirt: $45


Spring Commencement 2019 Ceremony Photos

View and purchase your official Spring Commencement 2019 photos. Prices vary by order.

Looking for photos from past ceremonies? Please visit the Ultime Exposures website.

Graduate Instructions

Please review this important information for the big day! And be sure to review and share the guest instructions with your family and supporters.

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Graduate Arrival Instructions and Assembly Sites

Please report to your college assembly site in full regalia (including hoods for master's degree candidates) two hours prior to your ceremony start time to pick up and fill out your name card.

Graduates will line up and depart from each assembly site to begin the commencement processional into Alex G. Spanos Stadium.

Assembly Site Locations and Times

COLLEGE LOCATION

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Saturday, June 15

O’Neill Green

College of Engineering

Saturday, June 15

Dexter Lawn

College of Science and Mathematics

Saturday, June 15

Mott Lawn

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

Sunday, June 16

Dexter Lawn

Orfalea College of Business

Sunday, June 16

O’Neill Green

College of Liberal Arts

Sunday, June 16

Mott Lawn

Ceremony Tickets

Beginning April 22, eligible graduates will receive an email from the Cal Poly Ticket Office (tickets@calpoly.edu) with a link to claim up to seven free Spring 2019 commencement ceremony tickets. Once claimed, tickets will be emailed to eligible graduates in PDF form.

  • Students are responsible for distributing tickets to guests prior to their ceremony.
  • Tickets are required for all guests attending commencement ceremonies located in Alex G. Spanos Stadium
  • Tickets are not required for children under the age of three. Due to seating limitations, we ask that all young children sit on the laps of parents or family members.
  • Tickets are not required for students participating in commencement ceremonies.

Please note that each ticket is unique and will be scanned upon entry. Duplicating tickets will result in guests being turned away so please be sure to print individual tickets, not several copies of the same ticket. 


Additional Ticket Request

The additional ticket request form is now closed. Please contact the Commencement Office if you have any questions.

Commencement Guide

Download the Cal Poly Now Commencement app to receive important commencement-related information.

Additional Information

Graduate Checklist

Be sure to complete these steps before commencement!

  • Forward your commencement tickets to your guests.
  • Update your Cal Poly Portal with the following information:
    • Mailing address: where you would like your diploma sent
    • Name: how you would like it to appear on your diploma
    • Email: forward your Cal Poly email to a personal account
  • Complete the Graduate Status Report.
  • Connect with your alumni network through Cal Poly Alumni.

Celebrate Responsibly

Cal Poly encourages all grads and guests to have a safe and enjoyable commencement by celebrating responsibly.

Diplomas and Certificates

Learn about diploma information by visiting the Office of the Registrar's Graduation Process page.

A complimentary certificate will be given to each student who participates in a commencement ceremony. For students who misplace their certificate or would like an additional one, please contact the Commencement Office.

Ceremony Programs

Graduates and guests will receive a commemorative commencement program at each ceremony. This program is not an official list of graduates or honors recipients. While the Commencement Office does its best to list all eligible graduates in the program, please note that there is no guarantee that every name will be included.

Grad Gift Campaign

Pay it forward to future Cal Poly Students by donating to one of four vital areas on campus.

College Colors

The tassel color each graduate wears represents the discipline in which they studied. Bachelor's candidates wear tassels on the right side of the mortarboard and Master's candidates wear tassels on the left side.

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
All degrees | Maize

College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Architecture | Blue Violet
Architectural Engineering | Orange
All other degrees | Brown

Orfalea College of Business
Industrial Technology | Sapphire Blue
All other degrees | Drab

College of Engineering
All degrees | Orange

College of Liberal Arts
All degrees | White

College of Science and Mathematics
Kinesiology | Sage Green
All other degrees | Golden Yellow

Extended Education
All degrees | White

The velvet border on a master's candidate's hood represents the subject in which the degree is earned, while the lining and chevron colors represent the university granting the degree. Cal Poly's colors are represented with green lining and gold chevrons.

Commencement Fee

Effective Fall 2015, a mandatory commencement fee will be automatically charged to all eligible graduates and all student who have achieved 75% degree completion. The fee will be charged to the student's account. The commencement fee covers the cost of all commencement-related services, resources, events, staffing and all programmatic elements of the commencement experience from beginning to end. For further details, please visit the Student Accounts website.

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