Spring Commencement | Saturday, May 13, 2023

Student registration opens March 1

Graduates in Redwood Bowl

Ceremony Schedule

9:00 a.m. - College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

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Bachelor's Degrees

  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Communication
  • Criminology & Justice Studies
  • Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • Dance Studies (Interdisciplinary Studies)
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film
  • Fine Art
  • French & Francophone Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Music
  • Native American Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theatre Arts
  • Theatre, Film & Dance

Master's Degrees

  • Applied Anthropology
  • English
  • Social Science, Environment & Community
  • Sociology

12:00 p.m. - College of Natural Resources & Sciences

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Bachelor's Degrees

  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Resources Engineering
  • Environmental Science & Management
  • Fisheries Biology
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Oceanography
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Rangeland Resource Science
  • Wildlife
  • Zoology

Master's Degrees

  • Biology
  • Environmental Systems
  • Natural Resources

3:00 p.m. - College of Professional Studies

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Bachelor's Degrees

  • Business Administration
  • Child Development (Liberal Studies)
  • Child Development & Family Relationships
  • Economics
  • Elementary Education (Liberal Studies)
  • Kinesiology
  • Leadership Studies (Liberal Studies)
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Recreation Administration
  • Social Work

Master's Degrees

  • Business Administration
  • Education
  • Kinesiology
  • Psychology
  • Social Work


  • Administrative Services Credential (Educational Leadership)
  • Education Specialist Credential (Special Education)
  • Multiple Subject Credential (Elementary Education)
  • Single Subject Credential (Secondary Education)

Student Registration

Student registration to participate in Commencement will open on March 1. Deadline to register will be April 5.

Regalia & Memorabilia

A black cap and gown are required to walk in the Commencement ceremony. A link will be available here and also sent to graduating students to order regalia from the Cal Poly Humboldt Herff Jones website once registration opens. Regalia items will also be available at The Campus Store on the Arcata Plaza starting March 22 & 23 during the Grad Fair and up to the day of the event. If you have any questions regarding regalia orders, please contact The Campus Store at (707) 826-3741.

If you're eligible for and would like to purchase an honors cord, please contact The Campus Store directly once registration opens to place your order by phone at (707) 826-3741 or stop by the Arcata Plaza location in person.


GradImages photographers will be on hand to capture official graduation portraits. After the ceremony, you’ll be sent a link to preview your images, and there is no obligation to purchase photos.

Commencement Flowers

Leis and other Commencement flowers from Haggerty Designs will be available for purchase. They offer local delivery or pick up options. To pre-order flowers or leis, please visit gradbouquetsandleis.com. Pre-sales will end May 1. Supplies will be available for purchase day of Commencement in Redwood Bowl until supplies last.

Watch Online

Ceremonies will be livestreamed so that families, friends, and the campus community can watch and help graduates celebrate their big moment. The links to the livestream will be available on the day of the event on the Commencement website and humboldt.edu. Guests can simply click on the link to view. A video will be available to watch online after the ceremony at commencement.humboldt.edu in the weeks following.

Health Requirements

In order to be compliant with the California State University COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate, anyone accessing campus events or facilities who is over the age of 12 must be either fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (including a booster shot) or have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of coming to the Cal Poly Humboldt campus.

All plans are subject to change based on the status of the pandemic, and additional regulations may be required based on Humboldt County Public Health and University health and safety guidelines. 

Students, staff, faculty, and guests must perform a wellness self-check just prior to coming to campus. If you are feeling ill, have symptoms of COVID-19, or have potentially been exposed to someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, you should not attend the Commencement events. 

Congratulations to the Fall 2022 Graduates

Friday, December 16, 2022 | Lumberjack Arena (Kinesiology & Athletics 247)

Ceremony Videos

Photos from Commencement

Commencement Program