Commencement 2016

CONGRATULATIONS, GRADUATES! Your Commencement is a special and memorable day. This page contains important information for you and your guests.

Be sure to pre-order flowers from Commencement Day Flowers and they will be waiting for you for you to pick up at AT&T Park!

Watch the What to Expect Video.

Commencement 2016 will take place on Friday, May 27 at AT&T Park



3 p.m.

Ballpark opens for guests and graduating students.

5 p.m.

Graduates must be assembled in the staging area (accessible by the Marina Gate Entrance).

5:30 p.m.

Graduate procession begins.

6:30 p.m.

Ceremony begins (estimated time).

9:30 p.m.

Fireworks — Ceremony concludes (estimated time).


The ceremony includes the graduating students’ procession, presidential address, student speakers, the awarding of honorary degrees, conferring of degrees and the Commencement address.

Commencement: There's an app for that

To keep you up to date we have created a Commencement app!  Go to your app store and search for SF State Commencement to download.  To view the app on your computer visit