Commencement Expectations

Commencement and graduation ceremonies at Fresno State symbolize the culmination of many years of hard work. It is a time for you, your family and friends to recognize and celebrate your success!

Drinking and misconduct by even a few would be disturbing to the graduates, faculty, and guests who expect and deserve a safe, orderly, and dignified ceremony. We ask for your help in making these ceremonies a positive experience for everyone.

All Fresno State Commencement and graduation ceremonies are alcohol and drug-free events and a zero-tolerance expectation will be strictly enforced. Graduates and guests will not be permitted to carry alcoholic beverages into ceremony sites or consume them there. Students who are visibly intoxicated or disruptive will not be allowed in the ceremony venue or will be escorted from the ceremony.

Please help us make the Class of 2016 Commencement an event to remember with celebration and honor!

Pledge your Support

Join the Safe Celebrating Pledge:

I join the Fresno State community to pledge my commitment to celebrate safely, to help other students learn about Safe Celebrating, and to intervene when I see a person in need because of alcohol or drug consumption.

Sign the Safe Celebrating Pledge online at

Class of 2016 Safe Celebrating Events

Bulldog Stadium Celebration

Thursday, May 12, 2016, 5-7 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium

Enjoy the view from inside Bulldog Stadium. Enter through the tunnel and take pictures with your
favorite mascot TimeOut. Be sure to wear your cap and gown! Win prizes and celebrate with your friends down on the field!

Registration is required, click HERE.

More information at

Bulldog Grad Walk

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 7:00 a.m.

Begins at the NW lawn of the Grosse Industrial Technology (IT) Building

The Bulldog Grad Walk is a new tradition at Fresno State. Graduates can gather for a light complimentary
breakfast, then begin a mile-long processional (see map) to the Save Mart Center lead by well-known
administrators from our campus community. Be the first to experience this commemorative walk
through campus!

Registration is required, click HERE.

More information at