December 2018 Commencement Information

 

Grad Finale Event Schedule

Location: San Francisco Campus - McLaren Complex - Room 250 & 251 

Friday – November 16, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday – November 17, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This event is ONLY OPEN to students who RECEIVE an email INVITATION (sent October 22, 2018) to participate in the December 2018 Commencement Exercises. Students may attend the Grad Finale event on either Friday or Saturday, this is a drop-in event not a full day event. 

Students will be able to:

*Photo ID and your signature will be required to obtain your academic regalia. If someone other than yourself is picking up your regalia, please provide them with the Proxy Pickup Authorization Form. This is the only acceptable document for picking up graduation items. Form must be printed, signed, and dated — no other forms or electronic signatures will be accepted.

** Please note that starting Fall 2018, guest tickets will be sent ELECTRONICALLY (PDF) to your USF email. Your guest tickets will be sent on Friday, November 16, 2018. At that time, you will be able to forward individual tickets to your guests.

NOTE: Guest tickets can ONLY be scanned ONCE. The first time the guest ticket is scanned will allow entry into St. Ignatius Church. All subsequent attempts to scan the same guest ticket will result in persons not being allowed into the church. NO EXCEPTIONS! Persons with copies of a previously scanned guest ticket will be directed to overflow locations to view live-streaming of the commencement ceremony. 

*** Students needing to change their Diploma Mailing Address must update it in their myUSF Portal (or by emailing gradcenter@usfca.edu)  BEFORE December 21st in order to ensure timely shipping. 

Students Unable to Attend the Grad Finale Event:

Students who did not attend the Grad Finale event can pick-up their academic regalia during the times below. Your guest tickets, a parking permit, directions to the Commencement Ceremony, and a wealth of information can be found in the University Tickets portal. 

Regalia Distribution Schedule After Grad Finale

Location: Gleeson Library - Atrium

Thursday - December 13, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday - December 14, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

GUEST TICKET Distribution Schedule After Grad Finale

Beginning Fall 2018, guest tickets will be ELECTRONIC and can be found on the University Ticket online portal. You will also be able to retrieve your parking pass, information packet, and additional information about commencement. 

*Please Note! Commencement guest tickets are not for resale. Students found selling guest tickets will face disciplinary sanctions, including withholding of their degrees until the next conferral period.

December 2018 Commencement Schedule

(All Ceremonies take place in St. Ignatius Church located at 650 Parker Avenue, S.F. except for the ROTC Commissioning)   

Friday, December 14, 2018

10 a.m. - Commencement Mass
Homilist: The Reverend Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J.
Guest Tickets: Not Required

10:30 a.m. - ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
Commissioning Speaker: Dr. Susan Prion, Professor, Department Chair and ROTC Nurse Advisor, USF School of Nursing and Health Professions
Presentation Theatre - School of Education Building
Guest Tickets: Not Required

12:30 p.m. - Students in the School of Management Ceremony
Commencement Speaker: Jon B. Fisher, Inventor, CEO
4 (four) guest tickets per student
Reception: 1:30 p.m. - McLaren Complex 250-252

3:30 p.m. - Students in the College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speaker: Renel Brooks-Moon, Public Address Announcer, Broadcast Personality, Community Ambassador, San Francisco Giants
4 (four) guest tickets per student
Reception: 4:30 p.m. - McLaren Complex 250-252

6:30 p.m. - Students in the School of Education and School of Nursing and Health Professions Ceremony
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speaker: Kimberly Bryant, Founder and CEO, Black Girls Code
 4 (four) guest tickets per student
Reception: 7:30 p.m. - McLaren Complex 250-252

All commencement ceremonies take place in St. Ignatius Church located at 650 Parker Avenue, adjacent to the University of San Francisco, at the corner of Parker Avenue and Fulton Street. Doors open 45 minutes prior to each ceremony. Each ceremony lasts approximately 60 to 90 minutes. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Frequently Asked Questions?  

More questions, please call the Graduation Center - (415) 422-3756 or email gradcenter@usfca.edu.

** Please note that starting Fall 2018, guest tickets will be sent ELECTRONICALLY (PDF) to your USF email. Your guest tickets will be sent on Friday, November 16, 2018. At that time, you will be able to forward individual tickets to your guests. Please make sure that they are aware that guest tickets can be scanned only ONCE. The first time the guest ticket is scanned will allow entry and all subsequent attempts will result in not being allowed into the church. NO EXCEPTIONS!

*** Students needing to change their Diploma Mailing Address must update it in their myUSF Portal (or by emailing gradcenter@usfca.edu)  BEFORE December 21st in order to ensure timely shipping.