2019 Commencement General Information

USF School of Law 2019 Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
Guest Tickets: Required (7 guest tickets per student)
Commencement Speaker: Dr. Clarence Jones
Reception immediately following ceremony at McLaren Conference Center

All ceremonies take place in St. Ignatius Church, located at 650 Parker Avenue at the corner of Fulton Street, San Francisco.  

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2019 Commencement General Information

Commencement Live Stream

Guests without tickets can view the ceremony via the Live Stream over the internet or on campus in the Pedro Arrupe Room and Cowell Hall rooms 106 and 107. 

Law Grad Finale

Location: Zief Library, Terrace Room

Dates: Friday, April 5th from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

This is a drop-in event where graduating students will get more information on how to access electronic ceremony tickets, commencement information, Alumni Graduates Dinner invitation and regalia.

If are unable to attend Grad Finale, please fill out the School of Law Commencement Proxy Pick Up Authorization Form. Please have the student you selected present this form at Grad Finale to pick up your Commencement Materials, or present to the Dean's Office (KN 328) the following week. 

Alumni/Graduates Reception 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 6:00pm
Julia Morgan Ballroom, San Francisco

465 California St., San Francisco, CA 94104

RSVP required.

Commencement Mass

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 3 p.m. (Guest Tickets Not Required)


Rev. Paul Fitzgerald S.J.

President, University of San Francisco

Graduation Day-Information for Graduates

Graduates must arrive with regalia and Student Walk Ticket (distributed during Grad Finale) by 2:00pm in the atrium of Gleeson Library. (No guests are allowed in this area.) At 2:15pm, graduates must assemble in front of Gleeson Library (south side). Graduates will receive pre-ceremonial directions and will line up for the ceremonial procession. You may walk and be seated with friends by taking a place in line either in front of or directly behind them. Leave personal possessions with family and friends. There will be no storage for personal items.


The procession to St. Ignatius Church starts at 2:50 p.m. Faculty, speakers, and commencement dignitaries/other participants follow the graduating class in the commencement procession into St. Ignatius Church.

Conferral of Degrees

Graduates are called forward to the stage at which time they will present their name card to the marshal stationed at the podium. After your name is announced, proceed to the center of the dais to receive a scroll from University President Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J. and Interim Dean Susan Freiwald. Exit the stage and return to your seat.


GradImages is the official photographer for our Commencement. Proofs will be sent to your home and via email within three to five days after graduation. Pictures can be ordered online, by phone or by mail. Graduation Images can be contacted at 800-261-2576 or via email at www.gradimages.com.

Registering your graduate with GradImages provides them with the information they need to deliver your graduation proofs to you in a timely manner. Giving them an accurate mailing address and email address will allow them to get your proofs to you on the first try. You may also provide them with email addresses of up to six friends and family members to allow them to celebrate in the accomplishment.

Questions about the USF School of Law Commencement? Please email lawgrad@usfca.edu