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Celebrating the Class of 2023 (Photos + Video)

Streamers fall over a large group of college graduates during a commencement ceremony.

University photographers Jason Halley and Matt Bates captured excitement and joy as Chico State honored its 2023 graduates during spring Commencement.

More than 24,000 friends and family members, along with hundreds of Chico State faculty and staff, filled University Stadium over the course of seven ceremonies to help the more than 3,600 students commemorate the milestone.

Relive the magic of the 2023 Commencement through these albums available on our Flickr page. You can also view our social media videos capturing special moments from each Commencement ceremony on Instagram.

A student celebrates his graduation by holding his diploma wearing a cap and gown

College of Business

9 a.m. Friday, May 19

A graduating college student smiles and stands next to a dean of the college

Graduate Studies

7 p.m. Wednesday, May 17

In addition to our traditional Commencement ceremonies, Chico State offers academic, cultural, and affinity graduation celebrations that are intimate and honor our students’ cultures, identities, and achievements. See photos from this year’s celebrations:

Watch the 2023 Commencement highlight reel created by Chico State’s Creative Media and Technology team.

Remember to check out the Chico State YouTube channel to find the full recordings of each 2023 Commencement ceremony.

*All photos by University photographers Jason Halley and Matt Bates