May 2019 Commencement Information

 

Grad Finale Event Schedule

Location: San Francisco Campus - Lone Mountain Main 100 (Handlery Room) 
Friday - April 12, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday - April 13, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This event is ONLY OPEN to students who RECEIVE an INVITATION email on April 1, 2019 (SOE Ed.D. Students April 8) to participate in the May 2019 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.

**Students needing to change their Diploma Mailing Address must update it in their myUSF Portal or by emailing gradcenter@usfca.edu before May 24th in order to ensure timely and accurate 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.

Location: Gleeson Library - Atrium 
Thursday - May 16, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday - May 17, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday- May 18, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Guest Ticket Distribution Schedule - May 1st

Guest tickets are ELECTRONIC and will be sent to your USF email. 

In early April students will be emailed instructions on how to retrieve their guest tickets starting on May 1st. At that time, you will be able to forward individual tickets to your guests. You will also be able to retrieve your parking pass, information packet, and additional information about commencement. 

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. 

May 2019 Commencement Schedule

Ceremonies take place in St. Ignatius Church located at 650 Parker Avenue, S.F., adjacent to the University of San Francisco, at the corner of Parker Avenue and Fulton Street except for the ROTC Commissioning which is in Presentation Theatre, located in the School of Education Building, S.F.  Doors open 45 minutes prior to each ceremony. Each ceremony lasts approximately 60 to 90 minutes. Tickets are required to enter. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

3 p.m. - Commencement Mass
Homilist: Rev. Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., President, University of San Francisco
Guest Tickets: Not Required

6 p.m. - School of Education Ceremony
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address: Nínive Clements Calegari, Educator, Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise for Youth
4 (four) guest tickets per student
Reception: 7 p.m. - McLaren Complex 250-252

Friday, May 17, 2019

9 a.m. - Undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Students in the School of Management Ceremony
Commencement Address: Ronald R. Rose, Principal, Rose Investments
4 (four) guest tickets per student
Reception: 10 a.m. - McLaren Complex 250-252

12 p.m. - Undergraduate Professional Bachelor's Degree Students and Graduate Students in the School of Management Ceremony
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address: Fedele R. Bauccio, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Bon Appétit Management Company
4 (four) guest tickets per student
Reception: 1 p.m. - McLaren Complex 250-252

2:30 p.m. - ROTC Commissioning, Presentation Theatre
Distinguished Guest: MG Willard M. Burleson III, 7ID Commanding General, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
Guest Tickets: Not Required

3 p.m. - School of Law Ceremony
Commencement Address: Dr. Clarence B. Jones, Critical Diversity Studies, Adjunct Professor, Director, USF Institute For Nonviolence and Social Justice
7(seven) guest tickets per student
Reception: 4 p.m. - McLaren Complex 250-252

6 p.m. - School of Nursing and Health Professions Ceremony
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address: The Honorable Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, Surgeon General, State of California
4 (four) guest tickets per student
Reception: 7 p.m. - McLaren Complex 250-252

Saturday, May 18, 2019

9 a.m. - Undergraduate Humanities and Sciences Students in the College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address: Frances Moore Lappé, Author and Cofounder of Small Planet Institute
4 (four) guest tickets per student
Reception: 10.am. - McLaren Complex 250-252

12 p.m. - Undergraduate Arts and Social Sciences Students in the College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address: Doniece Sandoval, Founder and CEO, Lava Mae
4 (four) guest tickets per student
Reception: 1 p.m. - McLaren Complex 250-252

3 p.m. - Graduate Students in the College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address: Helen Zia, Author and Activist
4 (four) guest tickets per student
Reception: 4 p.m. - McLaren Complex 250-252

 

Commencement Exercises by Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Majors

Majors Date & Time
Majors for Saturday - 5/18/2019 at 9AM  
Advertising Saturday - 5/18/19 - 9 a.m.
Asian Studies Saturday - 5/18/19 - 9 a.m.
Biology Saturday - 5/18/19 - 9 a.m.
Chemistry Saturday - 5/18/19 - 9 a.m.
Communication Studies Saturday - 5/18/19 - 9 a.m.
Comparative Literature and Culture Saturday - 5/18/19 - 9 a.m.
Computer Science Saturday - 5/18/19 - 9 a.m.
Data Science Saturday - 5/18/19 - 9 a.m.
English Saturday - 5/18/19 - 9 a.m.
Environmental Science & Studies Saturday - 5/18/19 - 9 a.m.
Exercise and Sport Science (BA & BS) Saturday - 5/18/19 - 9 a.m.
French Studies Saturday - 5/18/19 - 9 a.m.
History Saturday - 5/18/19 - 9 a.m.
Japanese Studies Saturday - 5/18/19 - 9 a.m.
Kinesiology Saturday - 5/18/19 - 9 a.m.
Mathematics Saturday - 5/18/19 - 9 a.m.
Philosophy Saturday - 5/18/19 - 9 a.m.
Physics Saturday - 5/18/19 - 9 a.m.
Spanish Saturday - 5/18/19 - 9 a.m.
Theology and Religious Studies Saturday - 5/18/19 - 9 a.m.
Majors for Saturday - 5/18/2019 at 12PM  
Architecture & Community Design Saturday - 5/18/19 - 12 p.m.
Art History / Arts Management Saturday - 5/18/19 - 12 p.m.
Critical Diversity Studies Saturday - 5/18/19 - 12 p.m.
Design Saturday - 5/18/19 - 12 p.m.
Economics Saturday - 5/18/19 - 12 p.m.
Fine Arts Saturday - 5/18/19 - 12 p.m.
International Studies Saturday - 5/18/19 - 12 p.m.
International/Development Economics (4+1) Saturday - 5/18/19 - 12 p.m.
Latin American Studies Saturday - 5/18/19 - 12 p.m.
Media Studies Saturday - 5/18/19 - 12 p.m.
Performing Arts and Social Justice Saturday - 5/18/19 - 12 p.m.
Politics Saturday - 5/18/19 - 12 p.m.
Psychology Saturday - 5/18/19 - 12 p.m.
Sociology Saturday - 5/18/19 - 12 p.m.
Urban Studies Saturday - 5/18/19 - 12 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

For questions not covered in the frequently asked questions section, please call the Graduation Center at (415) 422-3756 or email gradcenter@usfca.edu.