Commencement 2017

Find your Graduation Celebration

San Francisco State University's Colleges, Departments and Student Organizations will be hosting graduation ceremonies and celebrations for the Class of 2017.  They are a wonderful way to celebrate your success in personal and meaningful way.

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What to expect videos

Watch the What to Expect Video to learn more about the ceremony.


Commencement 2017 will take place on Thursday, May 25, at AT&T Park



3:30 p.m.

Ballpark opens for guests and graduating students.

5:15 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.