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Commencement at CSU

Commencement at Columbus State University recognizes the culmination of years of work by students and faculty. Held at the end of fall and spring semesters, graduation represents a time of pride for CSU's faculty, students and their families. 

Fall 2017, Spring 2018 and Fall 2018 Commencements

The 2017 Fall Commencement Ceremonies will take place Friday, Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. for COA and COB, and Saturday, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m. COEHP and 3 p.m. COLS.

Spring 2018 graduation will take place Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19. Fall 2018 graduation will take place Friday, Dec. 14, and Saturday, Dec. 15.

Graduation is moving back to main campus for several reasons:

  1. The growth of our graduating classes was forcing us to do more than one ceremony even if we stayed at the Civic Center. Another option would have been to limit attendance, which has proven very unpopular.
  2. Because of other paid bookings in the Civic Center, future ceremonies would have been scheduled only on weeknights.
  3. Costs associated with the current location had increased so significantly, fees for graduating seniors would have had to increase.

More information and guidelines for Lumpkin Center

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Columbus Tape & Video

Columbus Tape and Video offers a DVD from our most recent commencement for $15.
Call 706-322-4885, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.