Commencement 2018Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Doors will open for guests at 1:00 p.m. and the student processional will begin promptly at 1:20 p.m. Guests must sit in assigned seats. GradImages Photography will take photographs of each graduate on stage during the commencement ceremonies.SDSU Commencement Home
How do I know if i am cum laude/magna cum laude/summa cum laude?
Students qualifying for a cum/laude/magna cum laude/summa cum laude honors cord will be notified via letter by the Office of the Provost on when and where they are to pick up the cord.
Masters and MFA candidates rehearsal
Rehearsal is mandatory for MFA students; you must bring your hood.
Rehearsal is STRONGLY suggested for masters candidates; you must bring your hood.
Enter Viejas Arena through lot 13, ground level, across from Parking Structure 12.
MFA candidates rehearse: Thursday, May 10, 3-3:30 p.m.
Masters candidates rehearse: Thursday, May 10, 3:30-4 p.m.
Graduates arriving info
Arrive no later than 12:45 p.m., the student processional will begin promptly at 1:20 p.m.
Enter Viejas Arena through Parking Lot 13, ground level, across from Parking Structure 12 and bring your RedID or a government-issued photo ID. Parking is free.
Each PSFA grad received 6 tickets at Grad Fest (March 20-22). If you have not yet claimed these tickets, they can be picked up at the Viejas Arena Ticket Office. Any tickets not claimed by 4 p.m. on Friday, April 27, may be released.
Extra tickets will be available, two-at-a-time on a first-come, first-served basis on Monday, April 30, at the Viejas Ticket Office. Students must bring their Red ID.
The Dean’s Office will take requests for extra tickets beginning May 1. We may not have any extras to give but if we do, you will be contacted the week before Commencement. Please complete the following form, IF there are tickets, we will contact you. (TICKET REQUEST)
Award Ceremonies, other than commencement:
SJMS Grad Gala
Saturday, May 12
5- 8 PM
Questions: Please contact the School
School of Communication
Lambda Pi Eta Induction Ceremony
Wednesday, April 25
5 – 7 p.m.
Templo Mayor Room 231, Aztec Student Union
Questions: Please contact Kathleen Czech
School of Public Affairs
Annual Awards Ceremony
Saturday, May 5
Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center
Questions: Please contact Julie O’Connor
L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism
Sunday, May 13
Hepner Hall Quad
Questions: Please contact Renata Pawluk