CSUSM expects to graduate over 2,500 students for fall term


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A little over 2,600 undergraduate students have applied for fall graduation.

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief

Roughly about 2,900 students are expected to earn their degrees from CSUSM at the end of the fall term.

According to the Office of Registrar, 2,698 undergraduate students and 197 graduate students applied for fall graduation. Lisa Medina, Director of Admissions and University Registrar said via email that these are not the exact numbers of students who have degrees conferred for the fall.

Medina adds that students’ records must be reviewed. The time frame in which the Office of Admissions and Registrar reviews students’ records takes about one to four weeks following the end of the semester.

Students who have applied to graduate in the fall are encouraged to fill out an exit survey, which helps the university respond to accreditation and reporting requirements. The survey also contributes to the development of programming and services to help students achieve their professional and academic goals.

Students who fill out the survey by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 21 are eligible to pick up a commemorative CSUSM Alumni pin from the Career Center. Students should have already received the link to the survey in their campus email.

CSUSM is expecting to hold in-person commencement ceremonies on May 20 and 21. The university will continue to monitor state and county COVID-19 regulations and advise students and their families to visit the commencement website to stay up to date as protocols and regulations continue to evolve.

Students will be allowed to bring up to eight guests to the commencement, compared to last year where students were only able to bring two guests due to COVID-19 protocols at the time. The commencement ceremony will be live streamed available on the CSUSM website and the CSUSM app.

In 2020 and 2021, CSUSM had more than 4,400 students graduate with degrees each year breaking the record from 2019, where nearly 3,800 students graduated from CSUSM.