Commencement 2023 - May 26, 2023 at Oracle Park!

San Francisco State University’s 122nd Commencement ceremony will be Friday, May 26, 2023, at Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. This is the seventh year the downtown ballpark will host the more than 30,000 graduates, family members and friends anticipated for the ceremony and celebration.

More information about the May 26 ceremony will be shared throughout the year as it becomes available. Follow us on social as well for any updates and remember to tag your Commencement posts #SFSU2023.


3:30 p.m. Doors open to guests and graduating students.

5:30 p.m. Graduating student procession begins

Eligible Classes

Summer 2022


Fall 2022


Spring 2023


Summer 2023


*Candidates who apply by April 1, 2023 will be listed in the printed commencement program.  Late applicants will not be listed.

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San Francisco State University Commencement

Commencement Information


3:30 p.m. Doors open to guests and graduating students.

  • Graduating students enter at the Marina Gate Entrance and will be staged in the Oracle Park Garden.
  • Graduating students do not need a ticket to enter but must be wearing full SF State regalia.
  • Guests may enter at the Willie Mays Plaza Entrance, Lefty O’Doul Entrance or Second Street Entrance.
  • Concessions are open throughout Oracle Park including the graduating students staging area.

5:15 p.m. Graduating students must be assembled in the staging area (accessible by the Marina Gate Entrance).

Any graduating student who is not inside the Grad Zone by 5:15 PM will not be able to take part in the procession. After 5:15 PM, enter the park through any guest entrance and ask an attendant to direct you to the graduate seating area in the Lower Box section.

5:30 p.m. Graduating student procession begins.

6:30 p.m. Ceremony begins (estimated time).

9:30 p.m. Fireworks – Ceremony concludes (estimated time).

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