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Saturday, May 26, 12:30 P.M., Rain or Shine!

San Francisco State University's 100th Commencement

GREAT VISUALS: families from around the world; grads who decorate their caps and gowns with balloons, sculptures, messages, flowers, etc.!

WHO: More than 3,500 graduates (of 6,575 total) and more than 20,000 in attendance will listen to keynote speaker U.S. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, an ardent supporter of human rights, the environment, public health and education. San Francisco philanthropist and environmentalist Richard N. Goldman and higher education scholar Thomas Ehrlich will be honored and offer brief comments. Alumna of the Year and internationally known jazz vocalist Wesla Whitfield will sing the national anthem to open t he ceremony.

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WHEN: Saturday, May 26, 12:30 p.m., processional into the stadium begins at 12:15. Commencement program begins at 1 p.m. Keynote speech begins just before 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Cox Stadium, behind SFSU's gymnasium. Campus is located at the corner of 19th and Holloway avenues. Press area located at southwest corner of the stadium, next to the orcehstra.

ACCESS: The University will provide a camera feed. The pool camera will be trained on speakers only. Media will also have access to the field for crowd shots and shots of the stage. A transcript of all comments will be available for download online at immediately following the program. Digital images are available by request.

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