For Fresno State’s Commencement events May 20 and 21, Amtrak San Joaquins offers its Friends & Family Discount Program: with the purchase of one adult full-fare train ticket, passengers may purchase up to five more tickets at half the cost for the same trip. Tickets must be purchased at least 48 hours prior to the date of travel. In addition to this discount program, students receive a 15-percent discount any time they travel Amtrak. (For both discounts, restrictions and conditions apply).  For more information about the Friends and Family and Student discount programs, visit or call 800.872.7245.