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California Southern University to Celebrate 38th Annual Commencement August 6, 2016

Ceremony returns to Cheng Hall at the Irvine Barclay Theatre in Irvine, California

Irvine, California—June 16, 2016—California Southern University has announced that its 38th annual commencement ceremony will be held at Cheng Hall at the Irvine Barclay Theatre in Irvine, California. The event will take place on Saturday, August 6, 2016, at 2:00 p.m.

More than 750 graduates, family members and friends from across the nation and around the world are expected to attend this year’s ceremony. The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Robi Ludwig, a nationally known psychotherapist, author and award-winning reporter. Dr. Ludwig is an alumna of CalSouthern, having earned her Doctor of Psychology from the university’s School of Behavioral Sciences.

In addition to the conferring of degrees, other highlights of the commencement ceremony include the presentation of the CalSouthern Difference Award, the Faculty Mentor of the Year Award and the President’s Award for Doctoral Project Excellence.

“The annual commencement ceremony is always the highlight of CalSouthern’s academic calendar,” says University President Dr. Caroll Ryan. “It gives us the opportunity not only to celebrate our graduates’ academic accomplishments, but also to highlight the outstanding and dedicated work they are doing in their professional fields and in their communities. Every year, I am humbled by the collective impact our graduates have upon the world.”

This year’s ceremony is open to members of the media and the public at large. Admission is complimentary. Details and registration information are available online.

About CalSouthern
California Southern University is a regionally accredited university, offering undergraduate and graduate online degree programs in law, business, criminal justice and law enforcement, psychology, and nursing to a nationwide and international student body. CalSouthern is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001. To learn more about online education at CalSouthern, please visit

The Irvine Barclay Theatre is located at 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine California. (949) 854-4646.

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Highlights from the 2015 CalSouthern Commencement Ceremony