Commencement 2017

Grad Fair 2017 Announced!

Visit the SF State Bookstore April 10th - 13th from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. for your graduation needs.

Commencement: There's an app for that!

To keep you up to date we have created a Commencement app. Log into your app store and search for "SF State Commencement" to download.

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 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.