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Commencement ceremonies to be held at Oviatt, Associated Students announces

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Alexi Chidbachian

December 9, 2014

  CSUN administration and Associated Students (AS), along with the voices of students have changed the platform for the way 2015 commencement will be held by increasing the number of tickets distributed due to the addition of a separate ceremony for graduate students. Early in the semester, the university propos...

AS survey results show students prefer Oviatt commencement

Andrew Martinez

November 17, 2014

By Taya Zoormandan Associated Students (AS) President Tiffany Zaich shared the results of the commencement ceremony survey at the AS meeting this morning, which over 4,300 CSUN students completed and used to share their input regarding locations and ceremony types. “The top choice of the four...

CSUN is trying to ruin graduation for us, yet again

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Joshua Khabushani

November 10, 2014

In a sequel to last year’s frenzy, campus administration has once again insulted the student body by serving us with yet another false dichotomy. Keep commencement at the Oviatt Library - allowing up to seven tickets - or sabotage 15 years of Matador tradition and move commencement to the North Field, offering a p...

It’s OK to apologize for a graduation mess-up

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Luis Rivas

May 8, 2014

After years — on and off a total of 13 — I finally did it. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree from a university. The first in my family to do so, although my brother technically beat me to it  graduating early from DeVry earlier in the year. It was a great accomplishment, in spite of many setbacks. ...

Student protest, petition spark officials to add tickets, extra graduation day

President Dianne Harrison decided to increase the number of commencement tickets after a December meeting with Associated Students and William Watkins, vice president of student affairs. File Photo / Daily Sundial

Alex Vejar

January 22, 2014

CSUN graduates will now be allowed to request seven tickets instead of four to invite guests to their commencement ceremonies in May after a decision was reached by university officials in December of last year. In addition, one day was added to the commencement schedule in order to separate so...

CSUN is ruining graduation for us all

CSUN is ruining graduation for us all

Abigail Rondon

December 8, 2013

I remember being five years old, curly-haired pigtails and a big cheesy smile on my face, looking out into the audience to see my parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and even my baby sister smiling at me with pride. Elementary and junior high were no exception. By this point my family ha...

CSUN’s 2013 graduations come to a close

CSUN's 2013 graduations come to a close

Champaign Williams

May 23, 2013

This week CSUN celebrated the academic accomplishments of nearly 10,000 students in more than 9 graduation ceremonies. An estimated 7,753 candidates received their bachelors degree, 2,190 candidates received their masters degree and 19 candidates received their doctoral degree. The graduation cerem...

Black Graduation honors students for their achievements

Black Graduation honors students for their achievements

Charlie Kaijo

May 19, 2013

Students, faculty, and family members gathered together late Sunday afternoon to celebrate the Black Graduation ceremony held on the lawn behind Manzanita Hall. Anthony Ratcliff, pan-african studies professor, introduced the Spring 2013 commencement theme, “Whatever is mentally conceivable is physically achievable”. The ceremony celebrated the achievements of CSUN’s A...

Inspired seniors celebrate during 2013 Aztlan Graduation

Inspired seniors celebrate during 2013 Aztlan Graduation

Luis Rivas

May 19, 2013

Adjacent to the Chicano House on the northeast side of campus, graduating seniors, families and professors gathered for the Spring 2013 Aztlan Graduation Ceremony on May 18. This year’s theme was “Our Inspirations: The People, Places, and Things that have Inspired us to Progress”. The gradu...

What you really learned at college

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Jim McLauchlin

December 4, 2012

  Greetings and salutations, Class of 2012, December division. As you leave the warm embrace of CSUN, you do so in the off-season. Everyone loves spring graduates, and you Decemberites are seen by the public at large as people with an unfortunate sense of timing, destined to show up for F...

Five things behind me to help you move forward

Alexandra Brell

May 5, 2010

Don’t have any regrets when you graduate. Take advantage of your freedoms and the diverse education while at CSUN. Photo Courtesy of Alexandra Chavez At the beginning of the year, I thought May would never come. I was ready for the end of the semester as soon as it began. The end is now six days away and ...

Staff Editorial: Transition from graduate to professional begins now


April 12, 2010

For graduating seniors, it’s the final stretch. Many students are currently looking for employment opportunities, hoping that the career-related activities completed on and off campus over the last few years will give them the edge needed over their competitors. Others may be taking this time to...

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