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May 2014 Commencement Information

STUDENT REGALIA & GUEST TICKET DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE

GRAD FINALE EVENT

WHERE: San Francisco Campus - War Memorial Gymnasium - Mezzanine Level

Friday -- April 11, 2014 from 10:00 am. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday -- April 12, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • This event is ONLY OPEN to students who RECEIVE an INVITATION (emailed: March 24, 2014) to participate in the May 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. Graduate students in the School of Management will be notified on Monday, April 31 about their schools distribution of cap/gown/tickets.

*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
    • Place a pre-order for graduation photos
    • Enter drawing for "Door Prizes"
    • Meet representatives from Alumni Relations 

STUDENTS WHO CANNOT ATTEND THE GRAD FINALE EVENT: 

On April 14, 2014 eligible students who did not attend the Grad Finale event will be sent an Information Packet that includes: instructions on how to pickup 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 - May 15, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday - May 16, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday- May 17, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

** Information is subject to change **

MAY 2014 COMMENCEMENT SCHEDULE

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

Thursday, May 15, 2014 

 

3:00 p.m.

Commencement Mass

Homilist: Reverend Stephen A. Privett, S.J.

Guest Tickets: Not Required

6:00 p.m.

 

School of Nursing and Health Professions Ceremony
Commencement Speaker: Margaret A. Tempero, M.D., Pro
fessor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
6 (six) guest tickets per student
Reception: 7:00 p.m. - McLaren Complex 250-252    
 

Friday, May 16, 2014  

9:00 a.m.

Undergraduate Humanities and Sciences Students in the College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speaker: Norman Y. Mineta, 14th United States Secretary of Transportation, founder, Mineta Transportation Institute
5 (five) guest tickets per student
Reception: 10:00 am. - McLaren Complex 250-252

12:00 p.m.

Undergraduate Arts and Social Sciences Students in the College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony
Commencement Speaker: Carlos Menchaca, New York City Council Member
5 (five) guest tickets per student
Reception: 1:00 p.m. - McLaren Complex 250-252

1:30 p.m.

ROTC Commissioning, Presentation Theater
Commissioning Speaker: MG Jimmie O. Keenan
Reception: 3:00 p.m. - Education Patio

3:00 p.m.

Graduate Students in the College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speaker: Sandy Close, Executive Editor and Director, New America Media/Pacific News Service
6 (six) guest tickets per student
Reception: 4:00 p.m. - McLaren Complex 250-252     

6:00 p.m.

School of Education Ceremony
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speaker: Carl A. Grant, Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Teacher Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
5 (five) guest tickets per student
Reception: 7:00 p.m. - McLaren Complex 250-252     

Saturday, May 17, 2014

9:00 a.m.

Undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Students in the School of Management Ceremony
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speaker: Claudio M. Chiuchiarelli, Managing Partner, Banyan Securities Company, Chair Emeritus, USF Board of Trustees
5 (five) guest tickets per student
Reception: 10:00 a.m. - McLaren Complex 250-252

12:00 p.m.

Undergraduate Professional Bachelor's Degree Students in the School of Management Ceremony
Commencement Speaker: Greg P. Suhr, Chief of Police, San Francisco Police Department
5 (five) guest tickets per student
Reception: 1:00 p.m. - McLaren Complex 250-252

 3:00 p.m.

Graduate Students in the School of Management Ceremony
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speaker: Joseph Mandato, DM, Managing Director, De Novo Ventures
5 (five) guest tickets per student
Reception: 4:00 p.m. - McLaren Complex 250-252

6:00 p.m.

School of Law Ceremony
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speaker: The Honorable John Victor Roos, Former United States Ambassador to Japan
7 (seven) guest tickets per student
Reception: 7:00 p.m. - McLaren Complex 250-252

Frequently Asked Questions
For questions not covered in the frequently asked questions section, please call the Graduation Center at (415) 422-2020 (M-F 8:30 to 5:00) or email 
 gradcenter@usfca.edu.

COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES BY ARTS AND SCIENCES UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS

Majors

Date & Time

Advertising 

Friday - 5/16/14 - 9am

Asian Studies 

Friday - 5/16/14 - 9am

Biology

Friday - 5/16/14 - 9am

Chemistry

Friday - 5/16/14 - 9am

Communication Studies 

Friday - 5/16/14 - 9am

Comparative Literature and Culture 

Friday - 5/16/14 - 9am

Computer Science

Friday - 5/16/14 - 9am

English

Friday - 5/16/14 - 9am

Environmental Science & Studies 

Friday - 5/16/14 - 9am

Exercise and Sport Science (BS & BA) 

Friday - 5/16/14 - 9am

French Studies 

Friday - 5/16/14 - 9am

History

Friday - 5/16/14 - 9am

Japanese Studies 

Friday - 5/16/14 - 9am

Mathematics

Friday - 5/16/14 - 9am

Philosophy 

Friday - 5/16/14 - 9am

Physics

Friday - 5/16/14 - 9am

Spanish 

Friday - 5/16/14 - 9am

Theology and Religious Studies 

Friday - 5/16/14 - 9am

Majors 

Date & Time

Architecture & Community Design 

Friday - 5/16/14 - 12pm

Art History / Arts Management 

Friday - 5/16/14 - 12pm

Design 

Friday - 5/16/14 - 12pm

Economics

Friday - 5/16/14 - 12pm

Fine Arts 

Friday - 5/16/14 - 12pm

Graphic Design 

Friday - 5/16/14 - 12pm

International Studies

Friday - 5/16/14 - 12pm

International/Development Economics (4+1) 

Friday - 5/16/14 - 12pm

Latin American Studies 

Friday - 5/16/14 - 12pm

Media Studies 

Friday - 5/16/14 - 12pm

Performing Arts and Social Justice 

Friday - 5/16/14 - 12pm

Politics 

Friday - 5/16/14 - 12pm

Psychology

Friday - 5/16/14 - 12pm

Sociology

Friday - 5/16/14 - 12pm