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Spring 2014 graduation may combine college ceremonies and limit attendees, parking with ticketing system

Spring 2014 graduation may combine college ceremonies and limit attendees, parking with ticketing system

Shira Moskowitz

November 4, 2013

For the first time in over 10 years, CSUN is considering to put a limit on the number of guests each graduating student can bring to their commencement ceremony in 2014 as well as limiting the amount of parking that will be available. While changes are not yet finalized, guests will have to be ticke...

31st Honors Convocation commences

31st Honors Convocation commences

Taylor Villescas

May 20, 2013

Graduating seniors gathered on the lawn of the Oviatt library Monday evening for CSUN’s 31st annual Honors Convocation. Each graduate was recognized and celebrated for their academic success. President Dianne Harrison opened the ceremony, excited to introduce her first graduation ceremonies as presi...

CSUN celebrates diversity at Rainbow Graduation

CSUN celebrates diversity at Rainbow Graduation

John Saringo-Rodriguez

May 20, 2013

CSUN’s Rainbow Graduation brought the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Allied (LGBTQA) community together Monday afternoon to celebrate academics and diversity.  Family, friends and faculty gathered at the Northridge Center in the University Student Union (USU) to support the 26 g...

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...

Commencement ceremonies one week away

Jessica Bullock

May 10, 2013

Commencements for graduation begin May 20 and will continue through May 23 as each college hosts their graduation ceremony separately. An honors convocation will be held on Monday at 6 p.m. on the Oviatt Library lawn. On May 21 the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication will hold their ...

Students visit GradFest to prepare for big day

Students visit GradFest to prepare for big day

Megan Diskin

March 8, 2013

[View the story "CSUN Gradfest 2013" on Storify]CSUN Gradfest 2013Students share their excitement over graduation package purchases at Gradfest, a two-day event where graduating students can purchase all items needed for graduation. Storified by Daily Sundial· Mon, Mar 11 2013 12:46:15CSUN stude...

Graduation rates improve despite lack of classes and increased tuition

Courtesy of California State University

Janette Fletcher

February 16, 2012

CSUN graduation rates have improved by 74 percent for first-time freshman and 83 percent for transfer students enrolled in 2010 because CSUN is enforcing a graduation initiative. According to the CSU projects CSUN wants to increase the general six-year graduation rate from 39 percent to 48 percent, close minority gap of 8 percent, and increase transfer gr...

CSUN grad still hunting for her dream job

Alison Geller

May 16, 2011

Getting the job of your dreams isn’t as easy as it sounds, even with a college degree, at least that is what Adriana Fonesca, 26, has found out since graduating from CSUN in Fall 2010. Fonesca graduated with a bachelor’s degree in animation and even after an 8-month internship with animation studio, Film Roman, she is still...

CSUN graduation rates rising but still low

Jessica Estrada

March 17, 2011

Although initiatives enacted by the university have increased graduation rates, CSUN’s rates are still low compared to other public universities. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reported the national graduation rate for first time full-time students was 55.7 percent for the six-year...

A.S. allocates extra money for CSUN’s Black Graduation

Samantha Tata

February 9, 2011

A.S. passed a motion to exceed allocation limits and approved a $3,500 grant for the Black Graduation Committee by a vote of 14-1 Tuesday. Black Graduation, a CSUN event established in 1972, is a commencement ceremony used to highlight and celebrate the achievement of minority students,...

‘Never let school interfere with your education’

Harrison Leonard

December 8, 2010

I wish I could say I coined the phrase in that title. Actually, it was Mark Twain who penned it nearly one century ago. How relevant those words remain still today! Assuming I pass my classes this semester, I will be finished with my undergraduate work one week from today. I will receive my d...

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