Office of International Programs (OIP)

2014 International Student
Celebration of Achievement Reception
Friday, May 23, 2014

Faculty, Staff, Special Guests Information

Graduating students please RSVP at Celebration of Achievement main page

History of OIP's Celebration of Achievement Ceremony and Reception

In April 1994, a group of SF State international students approached SF State’s Office of International Programs and requested OIP’s help with organizing a special reception honoring and recognizing the many international students who graduate from SF State each Spring. The students wanted to hold an event that would be more personal and individual than the university’s beautiful and large commencement ceremony and which would not only allow their fellow international students to assemble together as a group one last time to celebrate their graduation from SF State but that would also allow them to invite an unlimited number of family and friends to celebrate with them. After carefully studying the students’ proposal and after a great deal of research, planning and preparation, OIP organized the first ceremony in May 1995 which was attended by 95 students and 300 guests.
At each reception, every student is presented with a beautifully prepared “Certificate of Accomplishment” by OIP, distinguished SF State faculty and staff are honored for their contributions towards furthering the cause of international education at SF State and a prominent member of the university’s faculty/staff delivers an eloquent keynote address.

Celebrating it’s 20th year, today’s “Celebration of Achievement” Reception has become a much cherished annual tradition which is eagerly anticipated by both SF State international students and OIP staff each year!

Learn more about Graduation Ceremonies In Western Culture and SF State History

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Faculty Information Sheet

- Faculty Information Sheet ( View Online | Download )  

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Faculty should RSVP by May 16, 2014. If you plan to attend, please indicate the number of guests who will accompany you.

This is a FREE event and admission tickets for your family and friends ARE NOT REQUIRED. You may invite as many guests as you would like!


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