Commencement 2020

San Francisco State University Commencement 2020, June 18

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Join San Francisco State University as we celebrate our graduates at our first ever Virtual Commencement Celebration!

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Message board congratulating class of 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Although we are unable to mark this milestone in person for now, the Virtual Commencement Celebration provides an opportunity for our graduates to celebrate their accomplishments with loved ones and the entire SF State community.

The Virtual Commencement Celebration will be shown on Thursday, June 18 at 5:30 p.m. PDT via livestream on the SF State Commencement website. Graduates and their guests simply need to tune in.

Graduates will hear words of encouragement, look back at their time at the University and move their tassel. Graduates are not required to wear regalia, but can rent regalia or make their own.

Graduates also have the option to participate in the postponed in-person ceremony, which will be planned and announced once event restrictions allow.

Celebrating your accomplishment through a virtual celebration does not affect the conferral of your degree. Degree conferral will be governed by the completion of the academic work for the relevant degree. Fall 2019 graduates have already received their degree and diploma.

Graduates can rent or purchase regalia and other Commencement items.  Information can be found under the Cap & Gown and Graduation Accessories tab on the Student section of this website.

We will also be offering SF State backgrounds and a virtual cap and gown.