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Chico State to Celebrate Class of 2024 at 134th Commencement 

Graduating students sit during their Commencement ceremonies.
Jason Halley/University Photographer

(Jason Halley/University Photographer)

More than 2,800 undergraduate students and nearly 400 graduate students will cross the stage to receive their degrees during Chico State’s 134th Commencement. Taking place from Wednesday, May 15, through Sunday, May 19, six distinct ceremonies will be held at University Stadium. Gates will open one hour prior to the event start time, and seating is first-come, first-served.  

Tickets are required for entry to all ceremonies. In addition, guests will be required to go through a security screening. Signs, flags, and banners that obstruct sightlines are not permitted.  

The schedule and graduate speakers are as follows: 

  • Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m.: Graduate Studies, Fernando Infante (Public Administration) 
  • Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m.: College of Communication and Education, Sophia Aujero (Media Arts) 
  • Friday, May 17 at 7 p.m.: College of Agriculture and College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management, Aubrey Teckam (Plant and Soil Science) 
  • Saturday, May 18 at 9 a.m.: College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Ceremony 1), Belle Custodio, (Anthropology)  
  • Saturday, May 18 at 7 p.m.: College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Ceremony 2) and College of Business, Carter Lindstrom (Business Administration) 
  • Sunday, May 19 at 9 a.m.: College of Humanities and Fine Arts and College of Natural Sciences, Jonah Hostetter-Lewis (Nursing) 

To accommodate everyone who wishes to watch Commencement live, each ceremony will be streamed on the University website, where a live-captioned version will also be available. 

In addition, many other special celebrations will take place around campus throughout the week: 

Friday, May 10 

Asian Pacific Islander Graduation Celebration, PAC 144 at 6 p.m. 

Tuesday, May 14 

Native American Graduation Celebration, BMU Auditorium 6 p.m. 

Credential Ceremony, Laxson Auditorium, 6:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, May 15 

Veteran Graduation Celebration, PAC 144, 6 p.m. 

Thursday, May 16 

International Student Graduation and Bon Voyage Celebration, SSC 440, 4 p.m. 

Friday, May 17 

Nurses Pinning Ceremony, BMU Auditorium, 1 p.m. 

Lavender Graduation Celebration, PAC 144 and PAC Courtyard, 3 p.m. 

Saturday, May 18 

Latinx Graduation Celebration I, Laxson Auditorium, 12:30 p.m. 

Black Graduation Celebration, PAC 144, 2 p.m. 

Latinx Graduation Celebration II, Laxson Auditorium, 3 p.m. 

Sunday, May 19 

Project Rebound Graduation, Selvesters 100, 1 p.m. 

Those who require accommodations to attend Chico State Commencement or who have questions about accessibility may contact the Accessibility Resource Center at 530-898-5959. 


About Chico State 

At Chico State, we empower students to Do and Dare in their careers and lives. Founded in 1887, Chico State is the second-oldest institution in the 23-campus CSU, the nation’s largest public university system. Chico State enrolls approximately 14,000 students and serves as the comprehensive university of the North State, the 12-county region where the campus is located. A 20-time US News & World Report “Top Public School in the West,” Chico State prides itself on its high-quality, high-value education, an active and engaged student body, and strong connection with the local community and state of California. Recognized for its focus on sustainability and community involvement, students expand their possibilities through more than 380 academic offerings and co-curricular programs and work closely with expert faculty to devise solutions for the unprecedented global challenges of the 21st century.