Day of Commencement

Commencement Ceremony

The Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at 2:00 pm at The Masonic on 1111 California Street in San Francisco. Students' line-up will be at 1:30 pm.  Students should start arriving at 1:00 pm. (Seating charts for students can be found on the Before Graduation page.)

Maps/Parking

With so many family and friends attending the Commencement ceremony, be sure to arrive early. Parking is available at the Masonic for $30 and also at nearby garages. We recommend using public transit to get to The Masonic. The flow of traffic will be heavy around the Masonic, so please allow for extra time to arrive. Please visit this page frequently as new information will be added soon.

Hooding Procedure

Hooders have an assigned seat near the stage for easy stage access. When you arrive at the venue, please let an usher know and he/she will show you to your seat in the hooder section. Please visit this page frequently as new information will be added soon.

Please note you will not be able to sit with the rest of your family. Your spouse/guests should find any unreserved seats available. Please arrive no later than 1:30 pm to receive the proper instructions with regards to the hooding process. Dress for hooders is business attire.

Please make arrangements to meet other guests following the ceremony in the main lobby or outside. Trying to meet in other areas is difficult as it will be very crowded.

If you have any questions regarding the ceremony, please feel free to contact the Dean's Office at 415.929.6425.

Return of Academic Regalia

Academic regalia (except the cap and tassel) must be returned to the designated collection point in the reception area before 5:00 pm on Commencement day. Failure to return the regalia will result in a charge to the student's account.

For more information, please visit the Graduation FAQ page.