BREAKING: Commencement confirmed, date unknown

A message from President Covino announced commencement will still happen once it is safe


As of now, Commencement 2020 will be held at a later date this year. Photo courtesy of Cal State LA photo archives.

Joshua Letona, Entertainment Managing Editor

Soon-to-be Cal State LA graduates will get their chance to walk. 

President William Covino announced in an email addressed to the class of 2020, after much discussion, commencement will be held but at a later time. An exact date will be determined, along with parameters, based on the guidance of public health officials.

“This wonderful achievement merits celebration and recognition. We’ve spent a lot of time discussing how to hold a celebration in the midst of a pandemic, and we’ve kept you and your family at the forefront of our thoughts,” said Covino in his message.

Later this month, the school will publish a website to recognize the graduating class. The site will include video messages from President Covino, the deans of the colleges and CSU Chancellor Timothy White. In addition, graduates will have their name and degree posted as well.

The colleges and the school’s various social media accounts will also recognize the achievements of the 2020 class.

Covino wanted to “keep in mind” these would not be substitutes for commencement.

He added, “The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a shadow over so much of our lives, but it cannot rob you, the Class of 2020, of your success. In your resilience and determination, you have demonstrated what it means to be a Golden Eagle.”

For any and all updates on graduation, visit the Commencement website.