2024 Commencement General Information


The University of San Francisco will celebrate the 165th Commencement Ceremonies in person.  All ceremonies will be streamed virtually on USF's website and YouTube

Commencement Schedule

(all event times PDT)

THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2024

  • 3:00 p.m. - Commencement Mass in St Ignatius Church
    *Guest tickets not required

FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2024

  • 3:00 p.m. - School of Law Commencement in St Ignatius Church
    *Guest tickets are required.

Alumni/Graduate Events 

(all event times PDT)

Friday, April 5th, 2024

  • 10:00 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Grad Finale in the Zief Terrace Room


  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Law Graduates Dinner at the Presidio Golf Course Clubhouse.
    *RSVP is required. Please RSVP here. 


Please attend the Grad Finale hosted by the Deans' Office and Jostens Company to pick up academic regalia and graduation materials.  This is a drop-in event and the entire process should take no more than 30 minutes.  Grad Finale will be held in the Terrace Room in the Zief Law Library on Friday, April 5, from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. This event is your only opportunity to obtain your regalia before the week of graduation.

You must bring photo identification to obtain your academic regalia and graduation materials.  You will also need to complete the employment survey through the Office of Career Services before you can obtain your regalia and materials.  If someone other than you is picking up your academic regalia and graduation materials, you must complete the Proxy Pick Up Authorization Form and your proxy must bring the printed form with them to the Grad Finale.

At Grad Finale, you will be able to:

  • Obtain your academic regalia, which includes your tam, gown, and hood.  Your commencement regalia, hood, and tam are free and yours to keep once commencement is over.
  • Receive information on how you will obtain your seven guest tickets for the Commencement Ceremony at 3:00 p.m. on May 17, 2024 in St. Ignatius Church.
  • Obtain 10 complimentary graduation announcements.
  • RSVP to the Law Graduates Diner. 
  • Place an order for USF college rings, personalized graduation announcements, and diploma frames.
  • Contribute your class gift.
  • Request extra Commencement Ceremony guest tickets (if available).

If you do not attend Grad Finale or complete a Proxy Pick up Authorization Form, you may pick up your guest tickets, complimentary announcements, and other graduation information from the Deans' Office, located in KN 328, during our regular business hours on April 15 or later.  For your academic regalia, you will only be able to pick it up from the Gleeson Atrium from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, and from 8:00 a.m. to anytime before the law school's ceremony on Friday, May 17.  Thus, it is best for you to attend Grad Finale or follow the procedure for permitting someone else to pick up the materials for you.

Congratulations on the imminent conclusion of your academic degree at the University of San Francisco School of Law.  We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Commencement Ceremony.  Please note that attending the ceremony is not equivalent to degree completion.

If you or your guests require disability-related accommodations for the Commencement Ceremony, please contact the Law Graduation Team as soon as possible and no later than May 3rd.

If you have any questions or need further information, please email the law school's Office of Student Affairs or call 415-422-6304.


Class Rings & Announcements

  • Order a USF Class Ring and Personalized Announcements on the USF Jostens Page.

Conferral of Degrees

Participation in a commencement ceremony is separate from completion of degree requirements.  After all grades are received each semester, final degree audits will be performed for expected graduates and degrees will be conferred as appropriate.