Commencement 2019

San Francisco State University’s 118th Commencement has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Oracle Park. The ceremony will be held at the downtown ballpark for the fifth consecutive year, and more than 30,000 graduates, family members and friends are expected to attend.


This site will be updated often with information for graduates and guests


Congratulations to Our 2018 Graduates!

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Watch the 2018 Commencement Ceremony

Download the 2018 Commencement Program (PDF)

2018 Commencement Ceremony (full)

San Francisco State University celebrates their 117th Commencement ceremony hosted at AT&T Park. More than 33,000 graduates and guests attended the ceremony on Thursday May 24, 2018.

SF State Alumna and Commencement Speaker Dr. Ramona Tascoe

Commencement address by alumna Dr. Ramona Tascoe (B.A. ’70), a noted activist and physician who took part in the historic protests of 1968 that led to the creation of the University’s College of Ethnic Studies.

SF State Undergraduate Commencement Speaker Arianna Vargas

Arianna Vargas, a Latina/Latino Studies and Health Education graduate (B.A. ’18) spoke on behalf of students receiving bachelor’s degrees.

SF State Graduate Commencement Speaker Angela Torres

Angela Torres, an Education graduate (M.A. ’18) spoke on behalf of students receiving graduate degrees.

Honorary Doctorate Recipient Randall Hayes

Rainforest Action Network founder and alum (M.A., ’83) Randall Hayes accepts the Honorary Doctorate bestowed upon him at the 2018 Commencement ceremony.

Entrance Procession

Diploma Reception

Returning Regalia

Your robe is due back to the SF State Bookstore by June 6, the cap and tassel is yours to keep!

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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.