June 2013 University Commencement Ceremonies
Cal Poly's main commencement ceremonies, which are held Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16 in Spanos Stadium, last approximately two hours.
Immediately following the main ceremonies, guests are invited to join graduates for departmental receptions at various locations throughout campus. The receptions last between one to two hours, depending on the program.
NOTE: The graduation day assigned to each of the six colleges varies from year to year. Please be careful not to assume that a college which was assigned a Saturday graduation in June 2013 will hold its graduation on Saturday in June 2014. The schedule for June 2014 will be released in fall.
SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013
College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Orfalea College of Business
College of Engineering
SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013
College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
College of Liberal Arts
College of Science and Mathematics
ADMISSION, CAPS AND GOWNS
Grad Center, University Store (formerly El Corral Bookstore)
Opens Thursday, May 23
There is a $50 fee to participate in the Cal Poly Commencement. The fee includes ten admission wristbands which provide access to one of the two ceremonies listed above. Students purchase their caps and gowns (for an additional charge) when they pay the participation fee. The University Store is able to guarantee ten guest tickets per participant until Friday, June 7.
INVITATIONS, CLASS RINGS, DIPLOMA FRAMES, PHOTOGRAPHY
Grad Days, University Store (formerly El Corral Bookstore)
Tuesday, April 23 - Friday, April 26
Students can order official Cal Poly Commencement invitations, select their class rings, purchase diploma frames, and schedule personal photo sittings during Grad Days at the University Store. Some items are available for purchase throughout the year.