Source: Daily Breeze
Hundreds of Toros moved their tassels from left to right – and went from students to alumni.
Cal State Dominguez Hills kicked off its commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 20, at Dignity Health Sports Park, celebrating portions of the graduating classes across all six of the university’s colleges.
The university, which is near Carson, will finish its commencement ceremonies on Saturday.
In all, 3,382 students will participate in the commencement ceremonies across the two days, CSUDH said. Overall, 4,827 Toros will graduate.
Because of the large graduating class, the university broke up the ceremonies, with each college each having at least two.
On Saturday morning, the College of Arts celebrated outgoing undergraduates in 23 departments, including Africana Studies, English, history and philosophy. The colleges of Business Administration and Public Policy, and Education each recognized one department, applied studies and liberal studies, respectively.
The College of Extended and International Studies recognized graduates in two departments at the morning ceremony.
In the afternoon, the colleges of Business Administration and Public Policy; Health, Human Services and Nursing; and Natural and Behavioral Sciences recognized some of its students.
The College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences also had an evening ceremony.
Those six colleges will also host ceremonies on Saturday, including for students receiving their master degrees.
Besides the usual pomp and circumstance – such as the national anthem and an address by a university official – the ceremonies, both those on Friday and on Saturday, also include individual student and commencement speakers.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly Mitchell will deliver the keynote address during the Saturday morning ceremony.
“Today, you arrive at CSUDH’s Commencement having earned a college degree and realized a goal that you have worked diligently towards,” university President Thomas A. Parham wrote in CSUDH’s official 2022 Commencement Program. “It is a cause for much joy and exuberance, and the entire university community joins in celebrating your hard-earned success.”
To read the full program, go to bit.ly/3luWnCg.