Fall Commencement Ceremonies at CSUSB to be Held Dec. 10

15-12-12-CSUSB-- Streamers --480 graduates participate in the 2015 Fall Commencement for the College of Natural Sciences and College of Social & Behavioral Sciences in the Coussoulis Arena at California State University, San Bernardino on Saturday, Dec 12, 2015.  Photo by Robert A. Whitehead/CSUSB

15-12-12-CSUSB– Streamers –480 graduates participate in the 2015 Fall Commencement for the College of Natural Sciences and College of Social & Behavioral Sciences in the Coussoulis Arena at California State University, San Bernardino on Saturday, Dec 12, 2015. Photo by Robert A. Whitehead/CSUSB

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Cal State San Bernardino will celebrate its 16th December Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 10, with two commencement ceremonies at CSUSB’s 3,500-seat Coussoulis Arena.

Of the more than 2,000 students eligible to graduate in December, approximately 1,080 are expected to participate in the ceremonies.

The first ceremony will be at 9 a.m. for three of CSUSB’s five academic colleges: Arts and Letters, Education, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The second ceremony will be at 1 p.m. for the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration and the College of Natural Sciences.

Overflow seating will be available in two locations: the Health and Physical Education Building, room 124, and the College of Education Building, room 105, where guests can watch the ceremonies live via television.

The commencement ceremonies also will be streamed live at the CSUSB Office of Strategic Communication Live Webcast page.

This year, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has the largest number of students (354) registered to participate in the fall ceremony, followed by the College of Business and Public Administration (297), the College of Natural Sciences (212), the College of Arts and Letters (177), and the College of Education (40).

Parking for the ceremonies will be complimentary from 5:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Parking Services will provide a tram to transport guests from the parking lots to Coussoulis Arena for the commencement ceremonies. Please note that there is still a small walk up an incline to get to the Arena doors. The tram’s route will run from the east end of Coussoulis Arena, along the perimeter of parking lots G and H, across Coyote Drive to the perimeter of parking lot F. The tram will then return to the east end of Coussoulis Arena. Signs will be posted.

Parking Services staff will be on hand to direct pedestrians to designated tram stops. The tram will repeat its route before and after each commencement ceremony. Visitors can learn more on the commencement website’s Parking, Shuttles & Directions web page.

The December Commencement is especially popular with out-of-state and international students who have completed their studies in fall and are likely unable to return for the traditional June graduation, which usually averages about 3,000 graduating students.

For more information about the ceremonies, visit the Commencement web page.

Set in the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, CSUSB is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in inland Southern California. CSUSB serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually.

For more information about Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Strategic Communication at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu.

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