Graduate Programs Commencement 2017

Graduate Students

Ceremony Information

Congratulations to the graduate students completing their studies in 2017!

The Orfalea College of Business Graduate Programs will host a commencement ceremony on Friday, June 16, 4-6pm at the Performing Arts Center.

For ticket information, please contact the office at or by calling (805) 756-2637.

All graduates will have their names read in a hooding ceremony. Following the ceremony, there will be light refreshments served in the lobby. Guests are welcome to take photos.

Orfalea graduate students should not attend the undergraduate ceremony.


From Los Angeles on Route 101 North

  • Take the Morro Bay, Highway 41 exit.
  • Turn right onto Toro.
  • Turn right onto Walnut.
  • Turn right onto Santa Rosa (California Highway 1).
  • Turn right onto Highland, entering onto the Cal Poly campus.

From San Francisco on Route 101 South

  • Take the Santa Rosa exit.
  • Turn right onto Santa Rosa(California Highway 1).
  • Turn right onto Highland, entering onto the Cal Poly campus.

Click HERE for map to Highland Drive


Attire and other related commencement materials will be available April 27-28 at the Commencement Fair. If students don’t make it to the Commencement Fair, they can purchase their cap, gown, tassel, hood and honors cords from June 5-18 at University Store.


If you would like to request an accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter or use of a wheelchair, please contact the Disability Resource Center at (805) 756-1395 as soon as possible. The DRC appreciates two weeks’ notice, but has a 72-hour minimum request deadline.

SPRING 2013 Commencement

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Orfalea College of Business Area Ceremony Locations (Map)
Area Ceremonies follow the main ceremony in Spanos Football Stadium

June 15, 2013 SAT. 10a.m.

  • College of Architecture and Environmental Design
  • Orfalea College of Business
  • College of Engineering

June 16, 2013 SUN. 10a.m.

  • College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science and Mathematics
  • Continuing Education

Winter, spring and summer term graduates are eligible to participate in the June commencement.

Candidates may sign up and pay the $50 participation fee at the University Store’s Grad Center starting May 23. Ten guest tickets are assured until June 7. Candidates may also purchase their caps and gowns at the Grad Center.

Order invitations, class rings and diploma frames, and schedule photo sittings online or during Grad Days, April 23-26, at the University Store.