Faculty Information

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

Faculty will gather and mingle in the Field Club Lounge before the procession begins. The  Field Club Lounge has a separate, dedicated entrance gate, next to the Luxury Suites entrance on the left side of Willie Mays Plaza (the corner of 3rd and King Streets). The doors will open at 3:30 p.m. Faculty must arrive by 5:30 p.m. in order to participate. Faculty must bring or be dressed in regalia to enter the Field Club LoungeRegalia rentals are available from the SF State Bookstore beginning Feb. 7th to April 13th, 2017.

You do not need a ticket to enter but please be prepared to show your SF State identification card when you use the  Field Club Lounge entrance.  Faculty must bring or be dressed in regalia to enter the Field Club Lounge. If you try to enter from a different entrance you will be required to have a ticket. Every person entering AT&T Park is subject to search – details can be found on the baseball team's Fan Entry FAQ.

The faculty procession will enter AT&T Park through the centerfield fence and will be seated in a special VIP section of the stadium. Only members of the Platform Party will be seated on the stage.

Light refreshments will be served. Concessions will also be open at the park.

AT&T Park is accessible by public transportation and we are encouraging all who attend to use public transportation as parking is limited. Additional details will be sent to all faculty members that confirm their attendance prior to Commencement.

Faculty Regalia Rental Information

Set Pricing:

Includes cap, gown, tassel and hood* unit

  • Bachelor $54
  • Master    $60
  • Doctoral $67

*Hood colors are based on field degree and university where degree was earned.

Component Pricing:

Cap, gown and tassel only:

  • Bachelor $28
  • Master    $32
  • Doctoral  $35

Gown only:

  • Bachelor $ 21
  • Master    $ 24
  • Doctoral $30

Hood only:

  • Bachelor $26
  • Master    $29
  • Doctoral  $34


Cap/tam only:

  • 8 sided Class rental Tam in Black $28
  • 8 sided Class rental Tam with gold silk tassel $32

Important Dates and Details:

  • Only SF State specific regalia will be available for rental after April 13th.
  • Rental is available to pick up beginning the week of May 15th.
  • Faculty/staff will go to Customer service Counter inside the bookstore to pick up their regalia.

Gown and Hood Returns

Bring the gown and hood back to the SF State Bookstore by Monday, June 5 or drop it of as you exit AT&T Park at the following exits:

  • Willie Mays Plaza
  • Lefty O'Doul Plaza
  • Second Street

If you did not drop off your regalia as you departed AT&T Park, you must return your gown to the Bookstore no later than Monday, June 5th. If you need to speak with an associate at the Bookstore, please contact them at (415) 338-1931.