Commencement 2018

Thursday, May 24 at AT&T Park.

Livestream Commencement 2018!

Streaming begins on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.



Schedule of events



3:30 p.m.

AT&T Park opens for guests and graduating students. 24 Willie Mays Plaza.

5:15 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.

What to expect

Celebrating Ramadan

For any of our graduates or guests who are looking for an area in AT&T Park for prayers please ask anyone from Guest Services to lead you to Suite #3.  We have arranged for this room to be available. 

Commencement Frequently Asked Questions

  • Concessions at the ballpark are open and serving food and beverages (with the exception of alcohol) – they will remain open during the entire ceremony.
  • Guests are allowed to bring food and beverages into the ballpark.  Please refer to the AT&T Park Information tab regarding restrictions on bag size and beverages. 
  • Parking is available at Lots A, C, Pier 48 and Pier 30/32.  The cost is $20 per car in cash.  For more details about transportation please visit the Transportation tab.
  • Graduates will be shown on the scoreboard as they enter the stadium and as they receive their diploma cover.
  • Will Call is open until 7 p.m. if you would like to leave tickets for guests to pick up.
  • For safety reasons AT&T Park does not allow guests to exit and re-enter the ballpark.

Check out our photos on Flickr, Facebook and Instagram #SFSU2018.

Commencement will be recorded and photographed for distribution through various SF State outlets. All audience members (or parents/ guardians of minors attending the event) agree to the possibility of appearing on these recordings and photographs by virtue of attending Commencement  or participating in Commencement.