Commencement 2014

San Francisco State University’s annual Commencement celebrations will take place on Friday, May 23, 2014 for Graduate students and on Saturday, May 24, 2014 for Undergraduate students. Both ceremonies will be held at Cox Stadium.

 

For Friday's ceremony, graduates should arrive no later than 1 p.m. to line up for the processional, which will begin at 1:30 p.m.

 

For Saturday's ceremony, graduates should arrive no later than noon to line up for the processional, which will begin at 12:15 p.m.

 

Have a question that isn’t answered on this website? E-mail commence@sfsu.edu

 

Commencement news:

 

Grad Fair make-up day

Are you an undergraduate/graduate student graduating in May 2014 who missed the Grad Fair? Come to the make-up day on April 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Cesar Chavez Student Center Lobby. Get information about:

  • Portraits
  • Class ring
  • Grad flowers
  • Diploma frames and how to get a 20% discount
  • Upcoming cap and gown rental

 

Faculty regalia rental

The SFSU Bookstore will accept orders for faculty commencement regalia from Monday, March 17 through Sunday, April 17. To place an order, visit room M113-C in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Questions? Call (415) 338-2023.

 

Graduate Ceremony at a Glance -- Friday, May 23

  • Gates to Cox Stadium open at 12:00 p.m.
  • Graduates line up at 1:00 p.m. to process into the stadium at 1:30 p.m.  It is recommended that guests be seated 15 minutes before the processional.
  • The processional and ceremony runs from approximately 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  •  Traveling to campus: To avoid heavy traffic, the best way to get to and from campus may be through public transit.  For more information, visit SF State's Parking and Transportation Web page or 511.org for help in planning your trip to campus.
  • Free parking will be available in Lot 20, the parking garage located off Lake Merced Boulevard on State Drive; Lot 25 on Winston Drive; and Sunset Circle, on Lake Merced at Sunset Boulevard, approximately 10 minutes by foot to campus.  Lot 20 is closest to Cox Stadium.  Street parking is also available.

 

Undergraduate Ceremony at a Glance -- Saturday, May 24

  • Gates to Cox Stadium open at 10:30 a.m.
  • Graduates line up at 12:00 p.m. to process into the stadium at 12:15 p.m.  It is recommended that guests be seated 15 minutes before the processional.
  • The processional and ceremony runs from approximately 12:15 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Traveling to campus: To avoid heavy traffic, the best way to get to and from campus may be through public transit.  For more information, visit SF State’s Parking and Transportation Web page or 511.org for help in planning your trip to campus.
  • Free parking will be available in Lot 20, the parking garage located off Lake Merced Boulevard on State Drive; Lot 25 on Winston Drive; and Sunset Circle, on Lake Merced at Sunset Boulevard, approximately 10 minutes by foot to campus.  Lot 20 is closest to Cox Stadium.  Street parking is also available.