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Commencement set for May 21

California State University, Monterey Bay’s 15th annual commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 21.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at Freeman Stadium on Gen. Jim Moore Boulevard. CSU Monterey Bay President Dianne Harrison will confer degrees on 1,022 candidates. University officials estimate approximately 8,000 people will attend the event. The winner of the President’s Award for Exemplary Student Achievement, Scott Bell, will be the student speaker, and President Harrison will also make extended remarks. University staff members will direct traffic to the available parking lots. Visitors are encouraged to arrive on campus by 8:30 a.m. More information about the day's activities is available here. Driving directions and a campus map are available here.

The ceremony will be broadcast via the Internet. To access the broadcast, click here.

Community members should be aware that traffic is expected to be heavy in the areas adjacent to campus for much of the day.