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Announcing SF State's First Ever Annual Graduate Student Commencement Ceremony!

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“I hope that you and those close to you will decide to join us for a joyful expression of the University's pride in you, our graduates. I look forward to seeing you there.”

President Leslie E. Wong

Join us for the first Graduate Student Commencement Ceremony in the history of San Francisco State University at 1:00 pm on Friday, May 23, 2014 in Cox Stadium. Share your achievements with your family and friends at this exciting, yet formal event.  The procession of graduate students will walk into Cox Stadium for the ceremony led by flag bearing students accompanied by live music.  


All attending graduate students will be hooded on stage by a dean and a picture will be taken by a professional photographer. Each student being hooded will be video captured and projected onto a Jumbotron. The event will be broadcast in real-time to YouTube to create memories that will last a life time. For three months after the event, students will be able to download the video at no cost.


The names of graduating students will be scrolled across the Jumbotron screen before and after the event. All graduating student names and degrees will be included in the Graduate Commencement booklet received by attendees, provided that students apply for graduation by March 31, 2014.

Because graduate students will no longer be recognized at the undergraduate commencement ceremony, join us for this historic event!

Students Eligible to Attend:

  • Graduate Students who apply to graduate in Spring 2014
  • Graduate Students who apply to graduate during the Spring term for Summer 2014
  • Graduate Students who graduated in Fall 2013 and Summer 2013

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Please visit the University's Commencement page for more details.

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