Members of USF's class of 2013 celebrate receiving their diplomas.
USF hosts its winter
commencement just in time for the holidays, honoring the achievements of almost
900 graduates on Dec. 13.
Graduation exercises begin
with Commencement Mass at 10 a.m.
Arts & Sciences
The College of Arts and
Sciences graduation begins at 12:30 p.m., with USF alumna and San Francisco
Supervisor London Breed ’13 speaking.
Breed beat out seven other candidates to win the District 5 supervisor’s seat,
which represents the Haight, Inner Sunset, and parts of Western Addition
sections of the city—an area where she grew up.
Education; Nursing and Health Professions
The School of Education
and School of Nursing and Health Professions hold a joint ceremony beginning at
3:30 p.m. The founder and executive director of the Homeless Prenatal Program,
alumna Martha Ryan ’72, will receive an honorary degree for her work and speak at commencement.
Ryan was selected as a CNN Hero earlier this year.
The School of Management graduation
begins at 6:30 p.m. Eileen Purcell, coordinator with the Central American
Refugee Organization Project, will receive an honorary degree and speak at commencement. Purcell
is a sought-after speaker on social justice issues and one of the founders of
the Sanctuary Movement for Central American refugees and the National Sanctuary
All graduation ceremonies
will be held on campus at Saint Ignatius Church. You can find a complete
schedule and watch USF’s commencement exercises
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