Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Professional Studies and Fine Arts

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Commmencement 2019

    Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 9 a.m.
    Viejas Arena
    San Diego State University

    Students

    Students should plan to arrive at 7:30 a.m. and will need their Red ID or government-issued ID to enter Viejas Arena via parking lot 13, ground level, across from parking structure 12. Parking is free on campus that day.

    When you arrive, find the signs for your respective school and degree. A staff member will have you fill out a card with your name, degree, and address. This card will be used to announce your name from stage and to send you official graduation photos after the ceremony.

    Guests

    Doors will open for guests at 8:00 a.m. and the student processional will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. The faculty processional begins at 9 a.m.

    Guests must sit in assigned seats. GradImages Photography will take photographs of each graduate on stage during the commencement ceremonies.

    Tickets

    PSFA graduates will receive six tickets at GradFest in Montezuma Hall at the Conrad Prebys Student Union on March 26 and 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. At this time you will also purchase your cap, gown, tassel, and other graduation-related items.

    Commencement tickets are provided at no charge to all graduates. Re-sale of these complimentary tickets is not authorized by SDSU.

    Master's and MFA candidates rehearsal

    • Rehearsal is mandatory for MFA students; you must bring your hood.
    • MFA candidates rehearse: Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
    • Rehearsal is STRONGLY suggested for master’s candidates; you must bring your hood.
    • Master’s candidates rehearse: Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.
    • All rehearsals are held inside Viejas Arena. Enter through lot 13, ground level, across from Parking Structure 12.
    • There is no rehearsal for undergraduates.

    For additional information, please see the FAQ. If your questions are still not answered, please call the PSFA Dean’s Office at 619-594-5124.

    School-specific Award Ceremonies

    other than commencement (list to be updated as additional details become available):

      School of Journalism & Media Studies Grad Gala

      Saturday, May 18, 2019
      5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
      SDSU, Montezuma Hall
      Questions: Please contact the JMS Office of the Director

      School of Communication Awards Banquet

      Saturday, May 4, 2019
      6:00 p.m.
      SDSU, Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center
      Questions: Please contact Kathleen Czech

      School of Public Affairs Awards Ceremony

      Saturday, May 11, 2019
      TIME TBD
      Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center
      Questions: Please contact Julie O’Connor