Campus: CSU Fresno -- May 4, 2004
Commencement Set for May 22
The 93rd Commencement at California State University, Fresno will be
held on Saturday, May 22 in its new home: the Save Mart Center on campus.
The move from Bulldog Stadium marks the end of the first academic year
for the new 18,000-seat center that opened in November.
Commencement Week activities -- featuring 21 different events in several
locations on campus as well as two off campus -- begins with the Fresno
State/COS Center Celebration in Visalia on May 15 and ends with the
Nursing Pinning Ceremony on May 23 at the LaRyan Center in Fresno.
In addition to the general Commencement, six other events also will
move to the Save Mart Center including two of the larger celebrations:
the Graduate Degree Hooding Ceremony on Friday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m.;
and the Latino Commencement Celebration on Saturday, May 22 at 6 p.m.
The University's Commencement Committee, coordinated through the Division
of Student Affairs, has been working throughout the semester for the
transition and will soon announce details on the various events as well
as guidelines for the new venue, said Gary Nelson, commencement coordinator
in the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development. The
committee consists of representatives from the various events, the Save
Mart Center and other university offices involved in Commencement.
More than 4,000 students earn baccalaureate or masters degrees annually
at Fresno State. About five to 15 students a year are conferred doctoral
degrees in educational leadership, offered jointly with the University
Students can purchase their cap and gowns in the Kennel Bookstore. A
general information pamphlet is available in the bookstore or online.
The full schedule of the celebrations and ceremonies held the week preceding
Commencement is available through links at www.FresnoStateNews.com.
Information: (559) 278-2741 or visit http://studentaffairs.csufresno.edu/studentact/portal-events/commencement.htm.
Contacts: Tom Uribes, (559) 278-5366 or 246-1717