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Congratulations Class of 2019

Published May 21, 2019

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Commencement ceremonies at Cal State Long Beach provide common prologues to thousands of emerging stories.

Yet the unifying symbols of Commencement – the black caps and gowns, the sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance” and the Alma Mater, the informal ritual of photo sessions in front of Lymon Lough Fountain, exist in parallel to signifiers of diversity and individuality。

Cal State Long Beach welcomed students and their families to Cultural Graduation Celebrations – celebrated with dance, music and traditional dress — prior to academic colleges’ more formal events honoring degree candidates. During those ceremonies, students’ individual personalities and achievements showed in the way they adorned themselves with leis, medallions and, for graduates who studied construction management, black hard hats emblazoned with the campus golden interlocking “LB” logo.

More than 11,000 students, bound for different destinations after their shared times at The Beach, earned the right to participate in this year’s ceremonies.

Photo Galleries


College of Engineering


A female graduate lifts her arms in celebration while confetti falls around her and other graduates during College of Engineering ceremonies.

A row of excited graduates cheering during College of Engineering ceremonies.

College of Engineering graduates walk past the ceremony audience in two rows, with Walter Pyramid in the background.

A group of College of Engineering graduates wearing black hardhats with gold "LB" logos smile while confetti falls around them.


The possibilities are endless


“The possibilities are endless,” President Jane Close Conoley told the class of 2019。 “My simple message to you today though, is to be bold。 You’ve earned that right。 You’ve managed the rigors of an education at The Beach, and you’ve come to this ceremony to mark the occasion for yourselves, with your families, and your friends。”


College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics


Several graduates are seated for College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics' ceremony. Two people in the crowd fist bumping, and one woman is smiling while pointing forward.

A line of four women graduating from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

A woman wearing a lei, sunglasses and graduation regalia grips her tassel and sticks her tongue out during the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics' ceremony.

A man wearing multiple leis and graduation regalia grips a scroll and grins during College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics' ceremony.


College of Education


A smiling graduate takes a selfie with a woman while confetti falls around them during the College of Education ceremony.

Five young women hold up signs with the letters "F," "R," "A," "P" and an exclamation mark at the College of Education Ceremony.

A crowd of graduates participating in the College of Education ceremony.

Several graduates standing in a line at the College of Education ceremony.


College of Liberal Arts


Graduates taking selfies at the College of Liberal Arts ceremony.

Several audience members cheering and capturing imagery with their cell phones during the College of Liberal Arts ceremony.

A man wearing graduation regalia smiles as confetti falls around him during the College of Liberal Arts ceremony.

The audience at the College of Liberal Arts ceremony can be seen using their cell phones to take pictures or video. Parts of two graduation gowns can be seen in the foreground.

Naomi Rainey-Pierson, president of the Long Beach branch of the NAACP and recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, delivers a speech to College of Liberal Arts graduates.


College of Health & Human Services


Two male graduates smile while confetti falls around them during the College of Health and Human Services ceremony.

A person makes a "snow angel" in confetti covering the ground at the College of Health and Human Cervices ceremony.

Multi-colored confetti falls around female graduates during the College of Health and Human Services ceremony.

A man wearing two leis and sunglasses with his graduation regalia smiles at the College of Health and Human Services ceremony.


College of Business


 College of Business graduates are showered in confetti while posing for a selfie.

A woman, seen from behind, wearing a bright red academic gown stands at the podium in front of graduates and audience members at the College of Business ceremony.

Graduates proceed in a line while holding their scrolls at the College of Business ceremony.

A row of audience members at the College of Business ceremony. Many appear to be recording imagery with their cell phones while also holding up a cutout photo of a graduate's face.


College of The Arts


A College of the Arts graduate wearing sunglasses smiles while confetti falls around him

A College of the Arts graduate smiles while holding her cell phone.

A College of the Arts graduate holds her scroll while appearing to twirl on stage.

A College of the Arts graduate wearing a crown atop her cap smiles and lifts her scroll in the air.


一分快三“Speak truth with love. Have the courage to stand alone when you’re fighting against evil, bigotry and any kind of hate. Always help someone along the way. Do not let a simple disappointment, discouragement take you off of your trajectory toward your dream or your ambition. Remember, compassion and integrity are important.”