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December 2014 Commencement and Grad Finale

STUDENT REGALIA & GUEST TICKET DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE

GRAD FINALE EVENT

 WHERE: San Francisco Campus - McLaren Complex - Room 250 & 251 

Friday – November 7, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday – November 8, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • This event is ONLY OPEN to students who RECEIVE an email INVITATION (to be sent October 20, 2014) to participate in the December 2014 Commencement Exercises. Students may attend the Grad Finale event on either Friday or Saturday, this is a drop-in event not a full day event. 
  • *Photo ID required for entrance.
  • Students will be able to:
    • Obtain their graduation regalia (cap and gown) and guest tickets*
          *Photo ID and y
      our signature will be required to obtain your academic regalia and guest tickets. 
            
      If someone other than yourself is picking up your regalia and guest tickets, please provide them with
            a signed letter with the following information: Your full name, USF ID#, degree and major,
            height, and signature.
    • Place an order for personalized graduation announcements and USF college rings
    • Enter drawing for "Door Prizes" 
    • Meet representatives from Alumni Relations 

STUDENTS WHO CANNOT ATTEND THE GRAD FINALE EVENT: 

On Monday, November 10, eligible students who did not attend the Grad Finale event will be sent an information packet that includes: instructions on how to pick-up academic regalia, guest tickets, a parking permit, directions to the Commencement Ceremony, and a wealth of information that should answer all your questions regarding the ceremonies. 

REGALIA & GUEST TICKET DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE after the Grad Finale event

     Location: Gleeson Library - Atrium
 

         Thursday - December 11, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
         Friday - December 12, 2014 from   9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

DECEMBER 12, 2014 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY SCHEDULE

  (All Ceremonies take place in St. Ignatius Church located at 650 Parker Avenue, S.F.)   

10:00 a.m. 

Commencement Mass
Homilist: Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J.
Guest Tickets: Not Required

12:30 p.m.

Students in the College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speaker: Danny L. Glover, Actor & Activist
5 (five) guest tickets per student
Reception: 1:30 p.m. - McLaren Complex 250-252

3:30 p.m.

Students in the School of Education and School of Nursing and Health Professions Ceremony
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speaker:
Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis, Former Prime Minister of Haiti. President, Fondation Connaissance & Liberté-FOKAL
5 (five) guest tickets per student
Reception: 4:30 p.m. - McLaren Complex 250-252

6:30 p.m.

Students in the School of Management Ceremony
Honorary Degree Recipient:
Charles M. Geschke, Chairman of the Board, Adobe Systems, Incorporated      

Commencement Speaker:
Alfred S. Chuang, Founder and CEO, Magnet Systems, Inc.
5 (five) guest tickets per student
Reception: 7:30 p.m. - McLaren Complex 250-252

All ceremonies take place in St. Ignatius Church located at 650 Parker Avenue, adjacent to the University of San Francisco, at the corner of Parker Avenue and Fulton Street. Doors open 45 minutes prior to each ceremony. Each ceremony lasts approximately 60 to 90 minutes. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

*Live Streaming*
For live streaming of the December 2014 Commencement Ceremonies please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions?  

More questions, please call the Graduation Center - (415) 422-2020 or email gradcenter@usfca.edu.