President Wong's Message to Graduating Students

Dear Graduating Student:

Your graduation is a special moment for you, your family and for San Francisco State University. It is with great pleasure that I invite you to take your well-earned place at our 116th annual Commencement ceremony.

Commencement will be held at AT&T Park on Thursday, May 25, 2017 with the processional beginning at 5:30 p.m. I hope that you will join us. The graduation ceremony is the University's tribute to you. It is our way of recognizing your achievement of your degree and the place you have earned among learned people.

Many faculty members with whom you have studied will join me at the ceremony, as well as our Commencement speaker and other distinguished guests who will help mark the great achievements of SF State’s Class of 2017.

Some of you have been able to pursue your studies full time; others have reached this moment by a longer route, combining work and perhaps family responsibilities with your academic program. By individual paths you have each achieved a major goal. You are, now and for all the years to come, one of ours -- a graduate of San Francisco State University.

Congratulations on your achievements, on work well done. I hope that you and those close to you will decide to join us for a joyful expression of the University's pride in you, our graduates. I look forward to seeing you on the field at AT&T Park.

Sincerely yours,

Signature of SF State President Les Wong

Dr. Les Wong

President