CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Commencement Ceremony 2017


Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: THE SHOW at Agua Caliente 32-250 Bob Hope Dr. Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Student and Guest Information (.pdf)

Commencement Online Registration:

Opens: April 3, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.
Closes: June 2, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Registration fee: $50
Registration fee to walk at SB and PDC: $10

Register on-line through MyCoyote

All eligible students will receive commencement registration information by e-mail. Make sure your e-mail address is correct with student records. If you cannot log into the Commencement Registration you may not be eligible to register. Please contact Records, Registration and Evaluations at (909) 537-5200 regarding eligibility. Candidates wishing to participate in the commencement ceremony are required to pay a commencement fee of $50. This fee is non-refundable.

MyCoyote Registration Tutorial
MyCoyote Commencement Payment Tutorial

Students must file a graduation check by April 28, 2017 for their name to appear in the Commencement Program.

Undergraduate Students
If you cannot log in to Webcomm and you think you are eligible to participate in commencement, please contact the Records Office at (909) 537-5200.

Graduate Students
You must file a graduation check and be cleared by the graduate coordinator for your program to be eligible to register for commencement. Please contact Graduate Studies at (909) 537-5058 if you have any questions.

Registration Instructions
1. Log into MyCoyote
2. Pay the $50 Commencement Fee by clicking on the Make a Payment link.
3. Click on the Commencement Registration link to complete your registration and print your tickets.

Registration fees are non-refundable.
If you register to walk in commencement and do not participate, you will not be able to walk at the next scheduled ceremony unless you pay another $50 to cover the costs associated with manual registration.

Student Participation in Multiple Ceremonies
Students earning multiple degrees can be awarded more than one degree at a single commencement ceremony. Students are also allowed to participate in more than one commencement ceremony in a single academic term. There is a $10 diploma cover charge to participate in multiple ceremonies.

Outstanding Graduate/Undergraduate Award:

Outstanding Undergraduate Criteria & Nomination Form (PDF)
Outstanding Graduate Criteria & Nomination Form (PDF)

Nomination Deadline: April 14, 2017
Packet deadline for nominees: April 21, 2017

Grad Day (your one-stop shopping for grads, everything a grad needs for commencement)

Date: Thursday, April 27
Time: 2-6 p.m.
Location: Palm Desert Health Sciences Building

• 30% discount on grad packs and commencement items that are purchased on Grad Day or 15% off commencement items if you do not purchase a grad pack
• Pre-order (purchase early, but pick up at Grad Day) begins on April 3 at the Bookstore, discounts apply to pre-orders
• Jostens (invitations, sashes and rings)
• Commencement Flowers
• Bookstore (Cap & Gown)
• Alumni Grad Packs
• Grad Programs

For further information please visit http://www.CoyoteBooksPDC.bkstr.com.


Shout-outs are an opportunity for you to thank your family and friends with a personal greeting that will play on the screens in the commencement venue while your guests are seated and waiting for the ceremony to begin.
Filming dates:

  • Thursday, April 27, 2-6:30 p.m. (Grad Day 2-6 in HS Lobby)
  • Friday, April 28, 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Monday, May 1, 10 a.m. – 12 noon

Located in IW 204

PDC Commencement Questions?

Contact Regina Garrison at rgarriso@csusb.edu or call (760) 341-2883, ext. 78144.