May 2020 Commencement Information

 

Grad Finale Event Schedule

Location: San Francisco Campus - Lone Mountain Main 100 (Handlery Room)
Friday - April 17, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday - April 18, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This event is ONLY OPEN to students who RECEIVE an INVITATION email on April 1, 2020 (SOE Ed.D. Students April 8) to participate in the May 2020 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 22nd 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.

Please note this is the LAST time students will be able to receive their regalia. 

Location: Gleeson Library - Atrium 
Thursday - May 14, 2020 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday - May 15, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday- May 16, 2020 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 2020 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 14, 2020

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 Nursing and Health Professions Ceremony
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address: TBD
4 (four) guest tickets per student
Reception: 7 p.m. - McLaren Complex 250-252

Friday, May 15, 2020

9 a.m. - Undergraduate Humanities and Sciences Students in the College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address: TBD
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: TBD
4 (four) guest tickets per student
Reception: 1 p.m. - McLaren Complex 250-252

2:30 p.m. - ROTC Commissioning, Presentation Theatre
Distinguished Guest: TBD
Guest Tickets: Not Required

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

6 p.m. - School of Education Ceremony
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address: TBD
4 (four) guest tickets per student
Reception: 7 p.m. - McLaren Complex 250-252

Saturday, May 16, 2020

9 a.m. - Undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Students in the School of Management Ceremony
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address: TBD
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: TBD
4 (four) guest tickets per student
Reception: 1 p.m. - McLaren Complex 250-252

3 p.m. - School of Law Ceremony
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address: TBD
7(seven) 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 Friday - 5/15/2020 at 9AM  
Advertising Friday - 5/15/2020 - 9 a.m.
Asian Studies Friday - 5/15/2020 - 9 a.m.
Biology Friday - 5/15/2020 - 9 a.m.
Chemistry Friday - 5/15/2020 - 9 a.m.
Communication Studies Friday - 5/15/2020 - 9 a.m.
Comparative Literature and Culture Friday - 5/15/2020 - 9 a.m.
Computer Science Friday - 5/15/2020 - 9 a.m.
Data Science Friday - 5/15/2020 - 9 a.m.
English Friday - 5/15/2020 - 9 a.m.
Environmental Science & Studies Friday - 5/15/2020 - 9 a.m.
Exercise and Sport Science (BA & BS) Friday - 5/15/2020 - 9 a.m.
French Studies Friday - 5/15/2020 - 9 a.m.
History Friday - 5/15/2020 - 9 a.m.
Japanese Studies Friday - 5/15/2020 - 9 a.m.
Kinesiology Friday - 5/15/2020 - 9 a.m.
Mathematics Friday - 5/15/2020 - 9 a.m.
Philosophy Friday - 5/15/2020 - 9 a.m.
Physics Friday - 5/15/2020 - 9 a.m.
Spanish Friday - 5/15/2020 - 9 a.m.
Theology and Religious Studies Friday - 5/15/2020 - 9 a.m.
Majors for Friday - 5/15/2020 at 12PM  
Architecture & Community Design Friday - 5/15/2020 - 12 p.m.
Art History / Arts Management Friday - 5/15/2020 - 12 p.m.
Critical Diversity Studies Friday - 5/15/2020 - 12 p.m.
Design Friday - 5/15/2020 - 12 p.m.
Economics Friday - 5/15/2020 - 12 p.m.
Fine Arts Friday - 5/15/2020 - 12 p.m.
International Studies Friday - 5/15/2020 - 12 p.m.
International/Development Economics (4+1) Friday - 5/15/2020 - 12 p.m.
Latin American Studies Friday - 5/15/2020 - 12 p.m.
Media Studies Friday - 5/15/2020 - 12 p.m.
Performing Arts and Social Justice Friday - 5/15/2020 - 12 p.m.
Politics Friday - 5/15/2020 - 12 p.m.
Psychology Friday - 5/15/2020 - 12 p.m.
Sociology Friday - 5/15/2020 - 12 p.m.
Urban Studies Friday - 5/15/2020 - 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.