Entrance to California State University San Marcos. Photo by Chris Stone
Entrance to California State University San Marcos. Photo by Chris Stone

Commencement exercises begin Friday morning for the largest graduating class in the 25-year history of Cal State San Marcos.

More than 3,000 CSUSM students are scheduled to receive diplomas, more than half becoming the first in their family to receive a four-year degree.

Ceremonies will also be held Friday morning for the College of Business Administration, and in the afternoon for the colleges of Science, Mathematics, Education, and Health and Human Services.

The College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences will hold their graduation Saturday. At the 1 p.m. ceremony, nationally syndicated cartoonist Greg Evans, the longtime North County resident who draws “Luann,” will be given an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree.

The CSUSM ceremonies will take place at the school’s track and field stadium.

Several other graduation ceremonies are scheduled Friday:

  • At the University of San Diego, 28 members of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps will be commissioned as Marine second lieutenants and Navy ensigns in a 10 a.m. ceremony at the Jenny Craig Pavilion.
  • At Palomar College in San Marcos, nearly 2,200 students will receive associates degrees or certificates at 5 p.m. at the campus football practice field.
  • At Balboa Park, more than 1,000 associate degrees and nearly 600 certificates of achievement will be awarded to students at San Diego City College, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion.

— City News Service

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.