2017-2018 Events


The Graduate Student Orientation is offered every September by the Office of Graduate Studies. Open to all new credential, masters, and doctoral students, the event gives an overview of the path to obtaining an advanced degree and explains university policies and procedures that pertain to graduate education. Current students and recent alumni share their insights through a graduate student panel, and the university’s many resources and opportunities are displayed at a resource fair immediately following the event.

The CSUSB Student Research Competition is an annual event that gives students the opportunity to gain valuable experience presenting their scholarly work in an academic competition. Students present their undergraduate or graduate research to a panel of judges, who rank each participant. The highest ranking students are selected to represent CSUSB at the state-wide CSU Research Competition. The 2018 CSUSB competition will be held on Friday, February 23rd. Please contact the Office of Student Research for more information.

The CSU Student Research Competition is an annual systemwide competition among all of the California State Universities; each CSU sends a delegation of students to compete. Presentations from all disciplines are invited, and both graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to attend. The 2017 competition will be held at Sacramento State University, May 4-5, 2018.

The Faculty/Staff Book Launch honors those faculty and staff members who have published a book in the past year. This event recognizes the outstanding contributions CSUSB authors make to further the body of knowledge in their discipline. This event is open to the campus; however, an RSVP is required. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Conversations with the Dean is an informal opportunity for students to get to know the Dean of Graduate Studies and explore topics pertinent to graduate education at CSUSB. The first event was held in December 2017.

Meeting of the Minds: 7th Annual Student Research Symposium gives CSUSB students the opportunity to showcase their academic and creative achievements through oral and poster presentations. Participants with the best presentations receive a monetary award for their work. Developed by the Office of Student Research, the Symposium is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. The Symposium is scheduled for May 17th, 2018 in the Santos Manuel Student Union. For more information, please visit the OSR website.

Commencement is held in December and June in the Cousssoulis Arena. Students who wish to participate must file a graduation check in the Records Office and register on the Commencement website. Graduate Students with questions about commencement eligibility should call Graduate Studies at (909) 537-5058 or contact their graduate coordinator.