Commencement: Class of 2024

The livestream for the 2024 Commencement ceremony will begin at 5:20 p.m. on Friday, May 24. The ceremony will start at 5:30 p.m. 


We were so happy to celebrate your accomplishments at San Francisco State University's 123rd Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 24, 2024. A recording of the ceremony will be posted to the San Francisco State YouTube channel by Tuesday, June 4, 2024.  

The event program is available online. Graduates who applied by April 1, 2024 were listed in the program.  

Photographs will be available on the Alumni Association's Flickr page by Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Check out our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds for more Commencement coverage. 



At the Commencement ceremony, you received a diploma cover. Your actual diploma will be sent to the address you listed on your graduation application. 


Lost & Found 

If you lost an item Commencement guests may call Lost and Found at (415) 972-2156 and leave a detailed description of the lost item, with the time, date and location of where they think the item was misplaced. Guests may also e-mail Lost and Found at with this information. Items will be held for one week. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity. 


How to view your diploma station photos after Commencement  

GradImages® is proud to support one of the biggest moments in a graduate’s life: walking across the stage and into the next chapter. With over 40 years of experience, we understand the importance of this moment and the desire to preserve these memories for a lifetime. Finding your graduate’s photos after the ceremony is easy. Visit to view and purchase custom photo products like prints, plaques, specialty gifts, and more.  

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your photos please contact GradImages’ Customer Service Department at (800) 261-2576, online at, or email We have a large team of customer care representatives ready to help graduates and family members with anything they may need.  

Class of 2024,

I look forward to celebrating with you this spring as you reach a major milestone in both your educational journey and life — graduation. These years have been full of memorable moments, new discoveries and the satisfaction of meeting challenges. It is with great pleasure that I invite you and your family and loved ones to San Francisco State’s 123rd commencement ceremony.

Your commencement will be held at Oracle Park on Friday, May 24, 2024, with the processional beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Commencement ceremony is the University's tribute to you, and it is our opportunity to recognize your achievements, your degree and your transition to becoming a member of our distinguished family of alumni.

Many faculty members with whom you have studied will join us at the ceremony, as well as other distinguished guests to mark the achievements of the Class of 2024.

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

Congratulations on the realization of this notable goal and on work well done. I hope you and those close to you will join us for a joyful expression of the University's pride in you. I look forward to seeing you on the field at Oracle Park.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Lynn Mahoney


Commencement Day Details

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