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Chico State graduates patiently sitting through the ceremony and eagerly waiting to finally hold their diploma in their hands. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

In-person commencement leaves graduating seniors jazzed

Melvin Bui, Reporter // April 22, 2021

Graduation ties a college experience together. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. When Chico State announced plans for in-person commencement to honor the classes of 2020 and 2021, graduating Wildcats...

Some students don't believe the virtual commencement is enough of a celebration.

Students express concerns over virtual commencement

Elijah Ewing, Staff Writer // May 7, 2020

As the virtual commencement ceremony for Class of 2020 nears, students have expressed concerns over the event.  The commencement, which will be held on May 15, will be an online celebration of the...

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Commencement ceremonies should not be held in 2020

Angel Ortega, A&E Editor // April 19, 2020

The amount of irrational anger and spread of misinformation toward Chico State’s decision to hold a virtual commencement makes me ashamed to be a Wildcat. As a Class of 2020 senior,  I am frustrated...

Chico State update: Rest of semester online, dorms closing

Chico State update: Rest of semester online, dorms closing

Grayson Edgemon, Staff Writer // March 18, 2020

Due to the growing concern of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Chico State announced in an email that no in-person classes will be held for the rest of the semester, including labs, studio or field-based classes,...

Chico State 127th Commencement Graduates Photo credit: Daniel Wright

Chico State graduation numbers for this spring

Daniel Wright // May 15, 2017

This spring, Chico State is getting ready to graduate over 3,000 students.This commencement will be the 127th for Chico State and will begin May 17 and end the 21.Daniel Wright can be reached at [email protected]

Students celebrating at the spring 2016 commencement ceremony. Photo credit: Ashley Narayan

Apply for spring 2017 commencement

Carly Campbell // January 28, 2017

Commencement ceremonies will be held May 19-21 at the Laxson Auditorium and University Stadium on Chico State’s campus this spring.Applications are ongoing and still being accepted by the commencement...

Chico State engineer students cannot contain their excitement to receive their diplomas at spring 2014 graduation ceremony. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

State pushing for faster graduation rates

Bianca Quilantan // October 3, 2016

Super-seniors are in danger of extinction. The CSU system is focusing on how to impact students on track to graduate in four and a half years for first-years and in two and a half years for upper division...

Nicole Santos says farewell to her last four years at Chico State. Photo courtesy of Annie Page

Senior Spotlight: An Orionite’s farewell to Chico State

Nicole Santos // May 12, 2015

It feels like just yesterday I was moving into my dorm in Sutter Hall. Now I’m decorating my cap for the commencement ceremony on Saturday. This semester, I interviewed 18 diverse seniors for...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

The cost of graduation? Another university fee

Joseph Rogers // March 1, 2015

Spring is in the air and commencement is right around the corner. As a graduating senior, I was looking forward to it. There was another little shock waiting for me when I went to file for graduation:...

Speech stresses long-term wellness

Julianna Eveland // November 7, 2014

Commencement speeches can be some of the most inspirational speeches out there. It makes me yearn for the day I'll sit in those fold up chairs, listening diligently to the words of the chosen speaker to...

Chico State graduate class of 2014 wait in line to walk the stage at the University Stadium in May. Photo credit: Christine Lee

Commencement to span three days

Jovanna Garcia // September 25, 2014

Commencement ceremonies will now take place throughout a three day extended period for next year's graduation. Graduation will be held Friday, May 15, 2015 through Sunday, May 17, 2015, wrote Susan Anderson,...

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Surveys, safety cause of commencement changes

Christine Lee // February 5, 2014

Surveys from graduating students and Chico State's Public Safety Advisory Committee's safety concerns led to the decision to cut the number of commencement guests allowed per graduate. Three to four times...

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