Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremony Schedule

Saturday, June 16 - Sunday, June 17 | Alex G. Spanos Stadium
 

Saturday, June 16

9 a.m. | College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences and College of Science and Mathematics
 
3 p.m. | College of Liberal Arts and Orfalea College Of Business
 

Sunday, June 17

9 a.m. | College of Architecture and Environmental Design and College of Engineering

Commencement Kickoff

Your One-Stop Shop for Spring Commencement 2018!

Wednesday, April 25 - Thursday, April 26
 
Commencement Kickoff provides students who are eligible to participate in Spring Commencement 2018 the opportunity to acquire all their needs for the big day in one convenient place. Designed as a “one-stop shop,” students can purchase:
 

The following resources will also be available at Commencement Kickoff. Be sure to stop by each table to check everything off your list:

  • Commencement OfficeMeet the Commencement Office staff, enjoy free food and win exclusive prizes!
  • Ticket OfficeSpeak to representatives of the Ticket Office about any questions or concerns you have about your ceremony tickets.
  • Alumni AssociationLearn about your Cal Poly Alumni Association membership.
  • Career ServicesExplore the many career resources and services available to Cal Poly alumni.
  • Senior Gift CampaignLearn about the Senior Gift campaign, a fundraising effort led by current Cal Poly seniors benefiting the health, happiness and well-being of Cal Poly Students.

Grad Bash

Wednesday, June 6 | 4-6 p.m. | Alex G. Spanos Stadium
 
Hosted by Cal Poly Alumni, celebrate the countdown to commencement with a picnic on the field at Spanos, future site of your big day! Enjoy pizza and games with your friends and raise a glass to the Class of 2018!


Commencement Info Booths

Thursday, May 3 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Dexter Lawn
Thursday, May 10| 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Dexter Lawn
Thursday, May 17| 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Dexter Lawn
Thursday, May 24| 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Dexter Lawn
Thursday, May 31| 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Dexter Lawn
 
Stop by Dexter Lawn any Thursday in May to meet the Commencement Office staff, ask questions, enjoy free food and win prizes!

Cultural Commencement Celebrations

American Indian and Indigenous Commencement

Friday, June 8 | 4-7 p.m. | SLO Botanical Gardens

Open to all students, this an annual celebration recognizes the culture and accomplishments of the Cal Poly American Indian and Indigenous graduating class.

Asian Pacific Islander Commencement

Friday, June 15 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Chumash Auditorium

Open to all students, this an annual celebration recognizes the culture and accomplishments of the Cal Poly Asian Pacific Islander graduating class.

Black Commencement

Friday, June 15 | 6-8 p.m. | Spanos Theater

The 30th annual Black Commencement, in collaboration with the Black Faculty & Staff Association, is an annual celebration recognizing the culture and accomplishments of the Cal Poly African American graduating class. Open to all students, this celebration allows students to thank their families and friends for their support along the way. Distinguished speakers, special student awards, live performances, and the tradition of wearing Kente cloth stoles hand-woven from Africa, all add to the vibrancy.

Chicanx/Latinx Commencement

Saturday, June 16 | 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. | Chumash Auditorium

The 40th annual Chicanx/Latinx Commencement celebrates the culture and accomplishments of Cal Poly Chicanx/Latinx students. This bilingual ceremony, organized by the Chicanx/Latinx Commencement Committee, is open to all students, parents, family, and friends. The night consists of food, entertainment, guest speakers, remarks by graduating students and recognizes those who have supported Latinx students throughout their Cal Poly journey.

Lavender Commencement

Saturday, June 9 | 4-8 p.m. | SLO Botanical Gardens

Lavender Commencement is open to all students and recognizes the scholarship, accomplishments and community contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, pansexual and allied graduating seniors and graduate students. 

Middle Eastern Commencement

Friday, June 15 | 6:30 - 8 p.m. | Baker Science Lawn

Open to all students, Middle Eastern Commencement is an annual celebration that recognizes the culture and accomplishments of the Cal Poly Middle Eastern graduating class. This celebration is also a time when students are able to thank their families and friends for their support along the way.


College and Department Events

College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences

Saturday, June 16

department location date time contact name contact email contact phone
Agricultural Education & Communication Building 8A Lab 1 & Ramp Saturday, June 16 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Kari Roose kroose@calpoly.edu 805-756-2803
Animal
Science & Dairy Science
UU Plaza Saturday, June 16 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Morgan Bing mbing@calpoly.edu 805-756-7343
Bioresource & Agricultural Engineering Building 8A Lab 1 & Ramp Saturday, June 16 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tina Pedersen tepeders@calpoly.edu 805-756-2378
Experience
Industry Management
Building 10 (Agriculture) Patio Saturday, June 16 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Kathy Daniels kdaniels@calpoly.edu 805-756-1288
Food, Science & Nutrition Building 11 Courtyard Saturday, June 16 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Pamela Montalban pamontal@calpoly.edu  805-756-2216
Horticulture & Crop Science TBD Saturday, June 16 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. TBD TBD TBD
Natural
Resources Management & Environmental Sciences
Building 43 (MAC) Saturday, June 16 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Espie Wilkinson erwilkin@calpoly.edu 805-756-6392
ROTC
Commissioning
Ceremony
Tentative: Building 42 (Mott Gym) Saturday, June 16 12:00 - 2pm
2pm-3pm
TBD TBD TBD
Wine & Vinticulture Building 17J Rooms 101 & 102 Saturday, June 16 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Carrie South psouth@calpoly.edu 805-756-7308

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Sunday, June 17

department location date time contact name contact email contact phone
Architectural Engineering Tentative: Building 21 Courtyard & KTGY Gallery Sunday, June 17 11:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Adriana Sousa adsousa@calpoly.edu 805-756-5622
Architecture Building 5 Room 225 Berg Gallery) Sunday, June 17 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Susan Waterman smwaterm@calpoly.edu 805-756-1135
City and Regional Planning TBD Sunday, June 17 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. / 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. TBD TBD TBD
Construction Management Building 187 (Simpson Strong Tie) and Courtyard Sunday, June 17 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Julie Zafiratos jzafirat@calpoly.edu 805-756-5603
Landscape Architecture  Building 34 (Dexter) Studio 252 Sunday, June 17 11:30 a.m. -
12:30 p.m.
Kathy Carpenter kcarpe04@calpoly.edu 805-756-1319

Orfalea College Of Business

Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16

department location date time contact name contact email contact phone
Graduate Programs Building 6 (Performing Arts Center) Friday, June 15 4 p.m. -6 p.m.  Lori Maraviglia lmaravig@calpoly.edu 805-756-2637
Undergraduate Programs Building 3 (Business) Breezeway and O'Neill Green Saturday, June 16 1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Jennifer Boncich jboncich@calpoly.edu 805-756-7446

College of Engineering

Sunday, June 17

department location date time contact name contact email contact phone
Aerospace Engineering Building 65 Chumash Auditorium Sunday, June 17 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Kendra Bubert kbubert@calpoly.edu 805-756-6345
BioMedical Engineering Tentative: Building 43 (MAC) Sunday, June 17 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Cindy Holton cholton@calpoly.edu 805-756-7583
Civil & Environmental Engineering Building 43 (Recreation Center) Sunday, June 17 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. TBD TBD TBD
Computer Engineering Building 197 (Bonderson) Sunday, June 17 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. TBD TBD TBD
Computer Science and Software Engineering Building 6 (Performing Arts Center) Sunday, June 17 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Leanne Fiorentino lfiorent@calpoly.edu 805-756-2824
Electrical Engineering Tentative: Dexter Lawn Sunday, June 17 11 a.m. -
1:30 p.m.
Yvonne Lynch ylynch@calpoly.edu 805-756-2782
General Engineering Building 192 Room 106 Saturday, June 16 4 p.m. -6 p.m. Moncerratt Peralta moperalt@calpoly.edu 805-756-6339
Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Building 41 Courtyard Sunday, June 17 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Stephanie Allen sallen@calpoly.edu 805-756-2341
Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies Building 180 Room 101 Sunday, June 17 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Jessica Larson jnlarsen@calpoly.edu 805-756-1132
Materials Engineering Building 10 Patio Sunday, June 17 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Trevor Harding tharding@calpoly.edu 805-756-7163
Mechanical Engineering Building 42 (Mott Gym) Sunday, June 17 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Vera Flores eflore05@calpoly.edu 805-756-5585

College of Liberal Arts

Saturday, June 16

department location date time contact name contact email contact phone
Art & Design Building 34 (Dexter) Art Gallery Plaza Saturday, June 16 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Kristen Ghiglia kghiglia@calpoly.edu 805-756-1148
Communications Kennedy Library Steps & Plaza Saturday, June 16 12:30 - 2 p.m. Rocio Alvear ralvear@calpoly.edu 805-756-2554
English Building 65 Chumash Auditorium Saturday, June 16 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Susan Bratcher sbratche@calpoly.edu 805-756-5850
Ethnic Studies Building 124 (Student Services) Courtyard Saturday, June 16 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Mei Emerald Gaffey megaffey@calpoly.edu 805-756-1707
Graphic Communication Building 26 (Graphic Arts) Room 204 Saturday, June 16 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Korla McFall kgarci72@calpoly.edu 805-756-1109
History Building 44 (Spanos Theater) Saturday, June 16 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Carolyn Eaton cjeaton@calpoly.edu 805-756-2670
Journalism Building 26 (Graphic Arts) Saturday, June 16 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Cassandra Sherburne cssherbu@calpoly.edu 805-756-2508
Music Building 45  (HP Davidson Music Center) Room 218 Saturday, June 16 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Druci Reese dreese@calpoly.edu 805-756-2607
Philosophy Building 65 Room 220 Saturday, June 16 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Rebekah Swigger rswigger@calpoly.edu 805-756-2041
Political Science Building 21 Room 105 (KTGY Gallery and Courtyard) Saturday, June 16 12 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Lilliana Curtis decurtis@calpoly.edu 805-756-2985
Psychology & Child Development Building 38 Room 125 (Preschool Lab) Saturday, June 16 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Andrea Nash anash@calpoly.edu 805-756-2456
Social Science TBD Saturday, June 16 Tentative: 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Christina Casillas cvcasill@calpoly.edu 805-756-2260
Theatre & Dance Building 45 (HP Davidson Music Center) Room 212 Saturday, June 16 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Rebecca Anderson rander37@calpoly.edu 805-756-1465
World Languages & Cultures Building 15 (Corporation) Courtyard Saturday, June 16 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Lou Greenberg lgreenbe@calpoly.edu 805-756-2269

College of Science and Mathematics

Saturday, June 16

department location date time contact name contact email contact phone
College of
Science & Mathematics
Baker Science Lawn Saturday, June 16 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Ryan Lau rmlau@calpoly.edu 805-756-1668
School of Education Building 6 (Performing Arts Center) Saturday, June 16 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Kim Barton kabarton@calpoly.edu 805-756-1503

 

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