Spring Commencement 2021

Welcome to CBU's Commencement website. We are excited to celebrate our graduates! Please check this site often as it is updated when new information becomes available. You may share this website with family and friends so they have access to information regarding ceremony times, travel arrangements, guest accommodations and more.

Please see the announcement below for spring 2021 Commencement as well as academic department ceremony dates and times.

Riverside, Calif. (March 19, 2021) -- California Baptist University plans to hold in-person commencement ceremonies this spring to honor the graduating Class of 2021, university officials announced today.

In addition, graduates honored last December in a virtual commencement will be invited to take part in live ceremonies planned especially for the Class of 2020.

The announcement comes as coronavirus infections, hospitalizations and deaths continue to decline. At the same time, COVID-19 vaccinations are increasing and projected to become more widely available before summer.

University officials said the plan to celebrate commencement in person is a welcome change from last year when public gathering restrictions due to COVID-19 shut down spring, summer and fall ceremonies at CBU.

With restrictions now being eased, the university plans to hold at least nine modified spring commencement ceremonies in the CBU Events Center. Approximately 200 graduates will take part in each ceremony with each graduate receiving four guest tickets.

For the Class of 2021, ceremonies will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. daily from Monday, May 3 through Thursday, May 6.

In-person ceremonies for the Class of 2020 are planned for Friday, May 7 at times yet to be decided.

CBU officials cautioned that plans are subject to change based on COVID-19 restrictions.

College of Arts and Sciences May 3 9:30 AM  
School of Christian Ministries
School of Education
School of Music
May 3 2:00 PM  
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences - Undergraduate Students ONLY
College of Nursing
May 4 9:30 AM  
College of Health Science May 4 2:00 PM  
Undergraduate Students ONLY:
College of Architecture, Visual Arts and Design
College of Engineering
May 5 9:30 AM  
Graduate Students ONLY:
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
College of Architecture, Visual Arts and Design
College of Engineering
May 5  2:00 PM  
School of Business - Graduate Students ONLY
Online and Professional Studies - Undergraduate Students ONLY

May 6 9:30 AM  
School of Business - Undergraduate Students ONLY
Online and Professional Studies - Graduate Students ONLY
May 6 2:00 PM  
Class of 2020 (all Academic Departments) May 7  9:30 AM and 2:00 PM  
Class of 2020 (all Academic Departments) May 10 9:30 AM and 2:00 PM  

In response to the large number of RSVPs received and the need to adhere to occupancy restrictions, two (2) additional ceremonies were scheduled for May 10. A notification was sent to all 2020 Graduates via their LancerMail regarding their Commencement date and time.

All Commencement ceremonies will take place at the Events Center.

All ceremonies will be LIVESTREAMED and may be accessed via the university website at https://calbaptist.edu/

Graduates, Parents and Guests - please click on the tabs at the top of the page for more information.


To view the Fall 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony Click HERE

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