Long Beach State University’s 2019 Commencement season will celebrate more than 12,000 of its undergraduate and graduate students in a series of nine college-specific ceremonies on its campus, May 21 – May 24.

For the first time, the events will be held at the campus’ track stadium complex, which is adjacent to the Walter Pyramid. The new venue offers seating for 12,000 guests, provides improved access for physically-challenged attendees, and safe walking and seating surfaces. The track venue also is convenient to overflow seating and adjacent to parking facilities.

“We are thrilled that so many graduates will receive their diplomas this year,” said Michele Cesca, vice president for University Relations and Development. “And to hold the ceremonies in this great venue is a plus. It means that we will be able to welcome a larger number of graduates’ families and friends to campus.”

During the ceremonies, the Alumni Association will honor the 2019 outstanding graduates.

Planning for Commencement 2019 began in November and commencement website,www.csulb.edu/commencement, went online in January. More information will be shared with faculty, staff and graduating seniors over the next two months through the site, social media, news releases and email. The website explains what to expect during the ceremonies, how to arrive and where to park on campus for the festivities, and whom to contact for additional information.