Commencement 2018

Thursday, May 24 at AT&T Park.

Congratulations graduates! Your graduation is a special moment for you, your family and for San Francisco State University. We look forward to celebrating your remarkable achievement.



3:30 p.m.

AT&T Park opens for guests and graduating students. 24 Willie Mays Plaza.

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.

What to expect

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 SFSU Commencement to download.

Gifts for the Graduate

Leis & bouquets will be sold at Commencement. Students and guests are encouraged to pre-order for pick up before the ceremony so grads can wear their leis on stage and in pictures.  Click HERE to access Graduation Day Flowers’ pre-order page!

Check back often!

The website and app will be updated with new information frequently, please be sure to visit us for the latest information.

Commencement 2017 Photos

Collage of photos from Commencement 2017

Check out our photos on Flickr, Facebook and Instagram.

Commencement will be recorded and photographed for distribution through various SF State outlets. All audience members (or parents/ guardians of minors attending the event) agree to the possibility of appearing on these recordings and photographs by virtue of attending Commencement  or participating in Commencement.