May 2022 Commencement Information

Congratulations Class of 2022

The information below is subject to change. *We are continuing to monitor COVID-19 with our partners at the San Francisco Department of Public Health and will make any necessary changes they require.

Commencement Schedule - May 19th - 21st

The 163rd Commencement Ceremonies will be held in-person at a reduced capacity.

Guest tickets will be limited to two (2) tickets per student.

All guests will be required to be fully vaccinated, including a booster dose, or provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to entering the church.

  • Vaccinated guests must show proof of full vaccination status, including a booster dose, prior to entering the church. The list of approved vaccines can be found here: Approved Vaccines.  
  • Unvaccinated guests must provide a negative COVID-19 test administered within 24 hours of the start of each ceremony. This testing requirement is applicable for all unvaccinated guests above the age of 2 (24 months). Please note that at-home tests will NOT be accepted as we cannot verify who took the test, thus we require the test be administered by a healthcare professional.

All guests, regardless of vaccination status, are required to complete a Dons Health Check and COVID-19 Visitor Questionnaire before arriving on campus. Students must complete the Positive COVID-19 Case Intake Form and all other guests must complete the COVID-19 Visitor Questionnaire.

All ceremonies will be streamed virtually on USF's website,  YouTube, and FacebookThere will be NO overflow seating areas in order to minimize the number of guests on campus. If a guest does not have a ticket they should not come to campus.

*We are continuing to monitor COVID-19 with our partners at the San Francisco Department of Public Health and will make any necessary changes they require.


commencement schedule - Thursday, May 19, 2022

3:00 p.m. - Commencement Mass 
Homilist: Rev. Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., President, University of San Francisco
Guest Tickets: Not Required

 

6:00 p.m. - School of Education
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address:
Russell M. Jeung, PhD, Professor, San Francisco State University, Asian American Studies and Co-Founder, Stop AAPI Hate
Guest Tickets:
Reception: No Reception due to COVID-19. No overflow seating areas, only guests with a ticket are permitted on campus.

All guests are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated, including a booster dose, (with one of these Approved Vaccines), or provide a negative COVID-19 test administered within 24 hours of the start of the ceremony). Masks must be worn indoors at all times. 


commencement schedule - friday, may 20, 2022

9:00 a.m. - School of Management (Undergraduate)
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address:
Irma E. Velasquez, Author and Educator
Guest Tickets:
Reception: No Reception due to COVID-19. No overflow seating areas, only guests with a ticket are permitted on campus.

All guests are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated, including a booster dose, (with one of these Approved Vaccines), or provide a negative COVID-19 test administered within 24 hours of the start of the ceremony. Masks must be worn indoors at all times. 

 

12:00 p.m. - School of Management (Professional Bachelors & Graduate)
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address:
Lip-Bu Tan, Executive Chairman, Cadence Design Systems and Chairman, Walden International
Guest Tickets:
Reception: No Reception due to COVID-19. No overflow seating areas, only guests with a ticket are permitted on campus.

All guests are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated, including a booster dose, (with one of these Approved Vaccines), or provide a negative COVID-19 test administered within 24 hours of the start of the ceremony. Masks must be worn indoors at all times. 

 

3:00 p.m. - School of Law
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address:
Brendon Woods, Chief Public Defender, Alameda County, USF School of Law Class of 1996.
Guest Tickets: TBD 
Reception: No Reception due to COVID-19. No overflow seating areas, only guests with a ticket are permitted on campus.

All guests are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated, including a booster dose, (with one of these Approved Vaccines), or provide a negative COVID-19 test administered within 24 hours of the start of the ceremony. Masks must be worn indoors at all times. 

 

6:00 p.m. - School of Nursing and Health Professions
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address:
The Honorable Patricia Montes Barron, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Military Community and Family Policy, Department of Defense
Guest Tickets:
Reception: No Reception due to COVID-19. No overflow seating areas, only guests with a ticket are permitted on campus.

All guests are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated, including a booster dose, (with one of these Approved Vaccines), or provide a negative COVID-19 test administered within 24 hours of the start of the ceremony. Masks must be worn indoors at all times. 


commencement schedule - saturday, May 21, 2022

9:00 a.m. - College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate Humanities & Science Students) [*see below chart of programs]
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address:
Arlene Blum, PhD, Executive Director, Green Society Policy Institute
Guest Tickets:
Reception: No Reception due to COVID-19. No overflow seating areas, only guests with a ticket are permitted on campus.

All guests are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated, including a booster dose, (with one of these Approved Vaccines), or provide a negative COVID-19 test administered within 24 hours of the start of the ceremony. Masks must be worn indoors at all times. 

 

12:00 p.m. - College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate Arts & Social Science Students) [*see below chart of programs]
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address:
Jennifer Siebel Newsom, First Partner of California and Founder, The Representation Project
Guest Tickets:
Reception: No Reception due to COVID-19. No overflow seating areas, only guests with a ticket are permitted on campus.

All guests are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated, including a booster dose, (with one of these Approved Vaccines), or provide a negative COVID-19 test administered within 24 hours of the start of the ceremony. Masks must be worn indoors at all times. 

 

3:00 p.m. - College of Arts and Sciences (Graduate Students)
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address: 
William McKibben, Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies, Middlebury College
Guest Tickets:
Reception: No Reception due to COVID-19. No overflow seating areas, only guests with a ticket are permitted on campus.

All guests are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated, including a booster dose, (with one of these Approved Vaccines), or provide a negative COVID-19 test administered within 24 hours of the start of the ceremony. Masks must be worn indoors at all times. 

 

4:00 p.m. - ROTC Commissioning
Distinguished Guest:
Brigadier General Peyerl, Nevada Army National Guard
Location: McLaren Complex, Room 252

All guests are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated, including a booster dose, (with one of these Approved Vaccines), or provide a negative COVID-19 test administered within 24 hours of the start of the ceremony. Masks must be worn indoors at all times. 

 


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 these are the ONLY times students will be able to receive their regalia post-Grad Finale.

Location: Gleeson Library - Atrium 
Thursday - May 19th from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday - May 20th and 21st from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 


Guest Ticket Distribution Schedule - May 2nd

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

The emailing of the Student Walk ticket and guest tickets will begin on May 2nd. At that time, students will be able to print and forward individual tickets to their guests. There will be NO overflow seating areas available, meaning that only guests with a ticket to the ceremony will be permitted on campus. 

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! 

 


Degrees and Diplomas

Spring 2022 degrees will be awarded by July 15, 2022 with diplomas arriving by August 1st for domestic deliveries and by November 1st for most international deliveries. 

Please confirm and/or update your diploma mailing address in your myUSF portal, under the Personal Information tab, no later than Friday, May 27th to ensure timely delivery of your diploma. 

  • Order a Diploma Frame at Framing Success
    Diploma sizes: Undergraduate 9 X 7, Graduate 8 X 10, Doctoral 8 X 10.

 


Class Rings & Announcements

 


*Commencement Exercises by Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Majors

Majors Date & Time
Majors for Saturday - 5/21/2022 at 9AM  
Advertising Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 9 a.m.
Asian Studies Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 9 a.m.
Biology Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 9 a.m.
Chemistry Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 9 a.m.
Communication Studies Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 9 a.m.
Comparative Literature and Culture Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 9 a.m.
Computer Science Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 9 a.m.
Data Science Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 9 a.m.
Economics - BS Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 9 a.m.
Engineering Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 9 a.m.
English Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 9 a.m.
Environmental Science & Studies Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 9 a.m.
French Studies Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 9 a.m.
History Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 9 a.m.
Japanese Studies Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 9 a.m.
Kinesiology Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 9 a.m.
Mathematics Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 9 a.m.
Philosophy Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 9 a.m.
Physics Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 9 a.m.
Spanish Studies Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 9 a.m.
Theology and Religious Studies Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 9 a.m.
Majors for Saturday - 5/21/2022 at 12PM  
Architecture  Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 12 p.m.
Art History / Arts Management Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 12 p.m.
Critical Diversity Studies Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 12 p.m.
Design Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 12 p.m.
Economics - BA Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 12 p.m.
Fine Arts Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 12 p.m.
International Studies Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 12 p.m.
International/Development Economics (4+1) Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 12 p.m.
Latin American Studies Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 12 p.m.
Media Studies Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 12 p.m.
Performing Arts and Social Justice Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 12 p.m.
Politics Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 12 p.m.
Psychology Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 12 p.m.
Sociology Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 12 p.m.
Urban Studies Saturday - 5/21/2022 - 12 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

For questions not covered in the frequently asked questions section, please email the Graduation Center at gradcenter@usfca.edu.