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Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremony

The first annual commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at California Aeronautical University. The ceremony will honor undergraduate and graduate candidates from the University’s main campus and those enrolled in the University’s distance education programs.

Date: Saturday, June 1st

Location: The CAU Hangar, California Aeronautical University, 1450 Boughton Drive, Bakersfield, Ca 93309


9:00AM - Dress rehearsal

10:00AM - Individual and class photos

11:00AM - Doors open for guests

12:00PM - Commencement ceremony

1:00PM - Appetizers, refreshments, and cake immediately following ceremony

Grad Photos

The Graduation Planning Team at CAU is collecting photos from students, faculty, and staff of memories from CAU graduates over the last three years. These photos will be organized into a special presentation during the graduation ceremony. If you would like to share any photos, please send them to raschel.grant@calaero.edu.

Order Graduation Photos: Mylifetouch Photography will be taking individual and class photos before the ceremony, as well as pictures of each graduate receiving their diploma during the ceremony. Graduation photo packages can be viewed here. Email raschel.grant@calaero.edu to select your photo package and reserve your time to take your individual photos.


Thank you all for a great ceremony! Graduation photos can be viewed here.

Additional Resources

For graduates who wish to display their diploma, the Graduation Planning Team has found the following affordable third-party vendors. These vendors and diploma frames are optional and can be purchased directly by the graduate.

Class of Lasting Memories Photo Frames (Vertical) - Cost: $64

Class of Lasting Memories Photo Frames (Horizontal) - Cost: $64

These commencement events will be photographed or recorded. By entering the event space, you agree and grant irrevocable permission to California Aeronautical University the absolute right and permission to use my likeness, photograph(s), voice and/or name in advertising, publicity, trade or any other lawful purpose, in any medium now known or hereafter to be developed.

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