Graduating students participating in the 95th Commencement at California State University, Fresno on Saturday, May 20, are reminded to purchase their graduation apparel and commencement invitations at the Kennel Bookstore before encroaching deadlines hit.

Students can purchase their cap and gowns in the Kennel Bookstore, where more than 1,500 bachelors gowns and 275 masters sets have been sold to date, reports Kim Spencer, assistant merchandizing buyer for Kennel.

A general information pamphlet on Commencement is available in the bookstore or online. Graduation announcements are also available in the copy center but students are advised to order soon and allow one week for delivery, Spencer said. (See links at

“We still have a great selection of all graduation supplies and encourage everyone not to wait until the last minute,” Spencer said.

Formal photographs are scheduled for May 17 and 18 at the Smittcamp Alumni House. For portrait information, call the Fresno State Alumni Association at 278-2586.

Graduates can prepare for the commencement through the Senior Experience Web site and the “Bulldog B.A.R.K.: A Guide for Seniors” handbook, produced by the Academic Enhancement Services.

The Senior Experience Web site targets students who have completed 90 or more units and encourages students to make the most of their Senior Experience. The Web site offers specific information on graduation requirements, commencement and graduation ceremonies, resume and professional portfolio development, a checklist for graduation and frequently asked questions. The URL is

The full schedule of the celebrations and ceremonies held during Commencement Week and other commencement links are available at the Commencement News Web site, where more details will be updated regularly.

Information: 559.278.2741.