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Thousands of Cal State LA students to graduate during Commencement 2021

July 20, 2021
Graduate, Victoria Florez, posing for a photo in front of the Cal State LA administration building.

Thousands of Cal State LA students to graduate during Commencement 2021

July 20, 2021
Graduate, Victoria Florez, posing for a photo in front of the Cal State LA administration building.

Thousands of Cal State LA students will be returning to campus to walk the stage during this year’s Commencement ceremonies, to be held July 21-23 and 26-29 at the university’s baseball stadium, Reeder Field.

Graduates from both the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020 will have their degrees conferred during 20 college-based ceremonies. Graduating students will have their names called out as they walk across the stage. Thousands of guests are expected to attend the events.

“We’re proud of the Classes of 2021 and 2020,” Cal State LA President William A. Covino said. “Their accomplishments have been even more impressive given the challenges brought by the pandemic. What is always a momentous occasion will be even more special for our students, their families and their communities.”

Cal State LA and the Trustees of the California State University system will award two honorary doctorates during the festivities. The honorees are Christine Devine, long-serving evening news anchor at KTTV Fox 11 in Los Angeles, on July 26, and José Quetzal Flores, musician, activist and founder of the Grammy-winning East Los Angeles band Quetzal, on July 28.

University parking is free for all Commencement ceremonies. Graduates and guests will be directed to park at Structure A, Structure B and Lot 2. View the Commencement map to see parking areas and other venues.

The festivities will be livestreamed on the Cal State LA website, starting with the first ceremony at 8:30 a.m. July 21. For general information, please visit the Commencement website.

This story was updated on July 22. The story previously stated Richard Cordova, former president and chief executive officer of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, would be receiving an honorary doctorate on July 23.

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