California Southern University Announces 2013 Commencement Date

May 9, 2013 by University Communications

Online university’s 35th annual graduation ceremony returns to the Irvine Barclay Theatre on August 3, 2013 

Irvine, California—May 9, 2013—California Southern University has announced that its 35th annual commencement ceremony will return to Cheng Hall at the spectacular Irvine Barclay Theatre in Irvine, California. The event will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.

Each year, graduates of CalSouthern—an accredited online university located in Irvine, Calif.  offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business, psychology, criminal justice and law—gather to attend the commencement ceremony, with many traveling from across the nation and around the world.

In 2012, more than 500 people attended the event, including graduates, family and friends, along with CalSouthern faculty and administration, who all gathered to celebrate the graduates’ academic achievement. Former Irvine mayor and U.S. Congressional candidate Sukhee Kang delivered inspirational remarks about his American journey while internationally acclaimed psychotherapist, author and scholar Dr. Jeffrey Zeig gave a stirring keynote address.

Dr. John Galaska was presented with the inaugural CalSouthern President’s Award for his outstanding doctoral work in neurofeedback. Student speaker and law graduate James Belisario brought the audience to its feet with a heartfelt speech that perfectly captured the emotions of the day.

The 2013 commencement promises to be an even more impressive event.

“CalSouthern is thrilled to return to this spectacular setting for our 2013 commencement,” says University President Dr. Caroll Ryan. “It’s a venue befitting of what is always a wonderfully moving and inspirational event. The ceremony gives our faculty, deans, advisors and the rest of our support staff the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the students with whom they have worked so closely. Graduation is always the highlight of CalSouthern’s academic calendar.”

Details and registration information about the 2013 California Southern University Commencement Ceremony can be found online at


About CalSouthern:

Founded in 1978, California Southern University is an accredited online university offering online degree programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels in business, law, criminal justice and psychology to an international student body, utilizing a proprietary learning system. CalSouthern is accredited by the Distance Education Accreditation Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. To learn more about CalSouthern, please visit

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