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College of Social Sciences Commencement Celebration

Click here for information on the 2024 COSS Commencement!

Criminology Students Commencement: Friday, May 17, 2024
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Place: SaveMart Center 


The Kennel Bookstore is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Stole FAQ:

The Department of Criminology will not be selling stoles for the Spring 2024 Commencement Celebration. 

College of Social Sciences stoles will be available through the Kennel Bookstore.

Q: How much is a criminology stole?
A:  $20.00*

*Please Note:  There is a convenience credit card fee of 2.65% per transaction.  Pricing is determined by CASHNet® and is subject to change.  There is no service charge for ACH (electronic check) payment method.

Q: Where can I purchase a criminology stole?  
A:  They will be available through the e-market link
If the link is not working, please search e-market on any Fresno State webpage to find the Fresno State Graduation Merchandise payment portal.

Q: Will I be able to pick up my stole in-person?
A: Yes, you may pick up the criminology stole after you purchase it online. It will be available for pick up in the Criminology Department, Science II, room 159. 

Q: Are the Criminology Stoles required?
A: No, you are welcome to purchase any stole available to you.

Q: I already purchased a College of Social Sciences stole, can I purchase a criminology stole?
A: Yes, you are welcome to purchase either stole this year.

Q: When is the last day I can purchase a criminology stole?
A:  23-24 AY deadline to purchase is June 2024.

University Commencement Website

For the latest University Commencement information and registration, visit the link below: 


You will need to fill out the application for commencement on or by April 22,2024. The link will only be active during that time frame. The link will be available through the College of Social Sciences website. Click here access the link on their webpage.

During the filing period, you will file your degree application and pay the application  fee by using the online Undergraduate Degree Checkout Process through your Student Center>Apply for Undergraduate Degree. After you have clicked on Apply for Undergraduate Degree, follow the Undergraduate Degree Checkout Completion Steps until you receive a message that you have successfully submitted your degree application. You must return to the main page to “Submit” the application after you pay the fee. You may pay online with Master Card, Discover, American Express, or electronic check.

 After you apply for graduation and your application has been reviewed, the Degree Advising Office will send you an email at your Fresno State email account with your graduation status.

Please visit the Degree Advising Office in Joyal Administration, Room 115, during the first four weeks of the Spring semester if you have any questions regarding graduating.

Applying for Graduation:

Students can still participate in Commencement if they have not completed all of their degree requirements as long as they meet the following criteria:

  • Have completed a minimum of 90 semester units (senior status)
  • Are currently enrolled at California State University, Fresno

Note: Students will NOT graduate with a degree or receive their diploma until they have applied for their degree and all degree requirements are completed. 

Yes, your name will be read and printed on the program according to what you requested on the registration link. Please register for the College of Social Sciences' Commencement Ceremony by April 22, 2024

*Firm deadline April 22, 2024. You should still register late for graduation; however, your name may not appear in the program.

No. At this time there is no fee to participate or tickets required for the COSS Commencement Ceremony. There may be other fees for other ceremonies. This does not include the fees for your cap and gown or other items you may need to graduation.

*Other cost may include the purchase of a Grad Box. 

Please click here to register for the Chicano/Latino Commencement Celebration.

No. Please arrive early to the ceremony to find your department and further instruction.


COSS graduation ceremonies are held at the end of the Spring semester.

The Kennel Bookstore is one location that you can purchase these items. Please click here if you would like to visit their web page.

If you would like to purchase a Department of Criminology or College of Social Science stole, please visit the e-market website to purchase it. 

Yes, if the following conditions are met:

1) Student meets the criteria for academic honors (see link below)

2) Student registers to participate in the College of Social Sciences Convocation

3) Student attends the College of Social Sciences Convocation.

**CRIM students only, will be contacted for Honor cord, prior to the ceremony.

Click HERE for additional information on Honor Cords.

*Please note, COSS Commencement is separate from the University graduation ceremony.

Click here to visit their web page.

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