Chico State Graduation E-newsletter
April 30, 2013    Issue 1
Senior Send-Off - Tuesday, May 7
The annual Senior Send-Off BBQ for all CSU, Chico graduating seniors, sponsored by the CSU Chico Alumni Association, is right around the corner! This year’s event will be taking place on May 7, 2013 from 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Commons.  This event will allow the graduating seniors to celebrate their achievements by providing them with a free lunch, a photo booth, fun games to play, awesome prizes, graduation cap decorating, and more!
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Commencement Schedule
Information for Undergraduate Students
Commencement Day FAQ's
Purchase your 2013 Grad T-shirt
Information for Families and Guests
Commencement Code of Conduct
Graduating students who intend to participate in the Spring 2013 ceremonies will have to agree to abide to the Commencement Code of Conduct when they register to participate in the ceremonies:

I agree I will:  

1) Remain seated in my chair unless instructed otherwise
2) Not leave until the ceremony is completed and the platform party has departed the stadium
3) Not be under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance
4) Not be disrespectful to the Commencement speakers, administration, faculty, staff, event volunteers, or fellow students
5) Not bring alcohol, drugs, or distracting objects to commencement

There is a zero tolerance policy at commencement for alcohol and drugs. Students and guests determined to be impaired will be removed from commencement.

Please note, only approved academic regalia may be worn at the ceremonies. Unapproved, and inappropriate attire may prevent you from participating in the ceremony.

Day of Ceremony Instructions
There are no rehearsals for Commencement Ceremonies. On the day of commencement, arrive at the staging area (the playing field between Nettleton Stadium and University Stadium) by 8 a.m. sharp, dressed in your cap and gown. Only candidates are allowed in the secured staging area. Please bring your Chico State ID with you to commencement as you will be asked to show identification. Access to the staging area is from the south end of the University Stadium (by Yolo Hall).

Students should look for large signs identifying the various college check-in stations. Staff members will be available near the staging area to give assistance. Go directly to your college table where you will be given a card with your name on it. (Please do not lose the card. You will present it to the reader on the platform during the ceremony.) Proceed to your lineup area near the table. Your dean and department chair will organize the line, give you final instructions, and lead you to your seat in the stadium.

At the staging area, students will receive a commemorative program listing the names of all candidates eligible for graduation. Guests attending the ceremony will receive a day program listing speakers and the order of the ceremony and no commemorative programs will be sold or otherwise available.

No extra robes, caps, tassels, or collars will be available in the staging area. Only approved regalia may be worn at commencement. Apparel deemed inappropriate may be confiscated.

The procession leaves the staging area promptly at 8:50 a.m. for the walk into the stadium. Grand marshals and their teams of faculty marshals are in charge of the ceremonies, and your cooperation with them is necessary and appreciated. Drinking fountains and restrooms are located in Acker and Shurmer gymnasiums and under the bleachers on east and west sides of the stadium. Candidates should take advantage of the facilities before 8:40 a.m.

If you arrive late, after the ceremony has started, please find one of the faculty marshals and they will direct you to where you can sit.

Do you have Guests Attending the Ceremonies?
We encourage you to forward this email to any guests you may have coming to the ceremony. For additional information for families and guests, please visit our website.

In order to provide a safe environment and for the enjoyment of all guests, please note, the following items are not allowed in University Stadium:

- NO PETS                     
- NO ALCOHOL           
- NO GLASS                       
- NO WEAPONS          

Security personnel will be at each entrance to the stadium and personal belongings may be searched.

You will be refused admittance to the ceremony if you are found with any of the above items.

Animals are NOT allowed at commencement, except SERVICE ANIMALS required to perform tasks for persons with disabilities. If you have any questions, please contact the Chico State ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959.

Please do not bring pets to the ceremony and do not leave them unattended in your vehicle.


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