Fall Commencement
Friday, December 15, 2023
Lumberjack Arena

Student Registration Opens October 2

Graduates in Lumberjack Arena

Ceremony Schedule

Ceremony Times

TBD - 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

TBD - 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)

TBD - 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


A black cap and a black gown are required to participate in a Commencement ceremony. Caps, rental gowns, tassels, hoods, and more are available to order online through Herff Jones. The final deadline to order your regalia online is October 27. You may also purchase regalia packages and individual items directly at The Campus Store on the Arcata Plaza around November 1. If you have any questions regarding regalia orders, please contact The Campus Store at (707) 826-3741.

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Commencement Flowers

Leis and other Commencement flowers from Haggerty Designs will be available for purchase. They offer local delivery or pick up options. Pre-sales are available and recommended to ensure availability. The last day to pre-order is December 1. Limited supplies will also be available for purchase day of Commencement. 

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Pre-Register for Photos

GradImages photographers will be on hand to capture official graduation portraits. After each ceremony, students will be sent a link to preview their images, and there is no obligation to purchase photos. Pre-register for Commencement Photos and get 20% off.

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Class of 2023 Legacy Gift

Give now to the Class of 2023 Legacy Gift! Continue to make an impact after graduation and help the Class of 2023 raise funds to support the Student Adversity Fund and leave their legacy for Humboldt students.

Class of 2023 Legacy Gift

Congratulations to All Cal Poly Humboldt Graduates

Previous Commencement Photos & Videos

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Saturday, May 11, 2024