Cal State LA will celebrate thousands of graduating students in the Class of 2022 at Commencement from May 23-27. The 10 college-based ceremonies will be held on campus in Commencement Pavilion, a formal event space that will be constructed on the north side of campus in Lot 5. Commencement will highlight the aspects of the ceremony that our students treasure most. Their names will be called during the ceremony, they will get to cross the stage while their loved ones watch in person and on the livestream, and graduate students will be hooded.
In the coming days, workers will begin to transform Lot 5 into a vast, formal event space known as Commencement Village. In one section of the lot, light fixtures have been removed to create Commencement Pavilion. Inside this structure there will be a large Commencement stage, lighting, graduate seating, flooring, a Jumbotron, small screens, hooding stages, a cooling system, bleachers, and other amenities. Outside Commencement Pavilion, in another section of the event space, there will be a reception area with cocktail tables and chairs where graduates can meet with friends, family, and faculty after the ceremony. There will also be photo areas with backdrops, first aid areas, restrooms, and vendors. Learn more on the Commencement website.