In-Person Spring Commencement Ceremonies Resume at USF
SAN FRANCISCO (May 10, 2022) – The University of San Francisco (USF) will hold its spring commencement ceremonies from Thursday, May 19 through Saturday, May 21 at St. Ignatius Church on the USF campus. The 2022 spring graduates include 1,133 undergraduate students, 1,051 masters students, and 191 doctoral students across the university’s five schools and colleges.
“I am so proud of these graduates; they have persevered through a pandemic and all of the associated challenges and stresses with resiliency, agency and determination,” said USF President Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J. “Along the way they have helped one another to succeed. I wish them continued success in the next chapter of their amazing stories.”
Members of this graduating class hail from 58 countries around the globe, and from 45 states and U.S. Territories. Continuing USF’s commitment to access, 693 of the graduating students are first generation college students. Nursing, psychology, biology, marketing, and management are among the top majors of this distinguished USF class. These graduates will join more than 119,000 USF alumni around the world.
The USF Spring 2022 Commencement Schedule is listed below. All events are ticketed, and will be held in-person at St. Ignatius Church on the USF campus.
Journalists interested in covering the commencement events at USF must register by contacting Kellie Samson (415) 601-1915 or email@example.com.
Thursday, May 19
- 6:00 p.m. School of Education Ceremony
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address: Russell M. Jeung, PhD, Professor, San Francisco State University, Asian American Studies and Co-Founder, Stop AAPI Hate
Friday, May 20
- 9:00 a.m. - School of Management (Undergraduate)
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address: Irma E. Velasquez, Author and Educator
- 12:00 p.m. - School of Management (Professional Bachelors & Graduate)
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address: Lip-Bu Tan, Executive Chairman, Cadence Design Systems and Chairman, Walden International
- 3:00 p.m. - School of Law
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address: The Honorable Lucy Haeran Koh, United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- 6:00 p.m. - School of Nursing and Health Professions
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address: The Honorable Patricia Montes Barron, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Military Community and Family Policy, Department of Defense
Saturday, May 21
- 9:00 a.m. - College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate Humanities & Science Students)
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address: Arlene Blum, PhD, Executive Director, Green Society Policy Institute
- 12:00 p.m. - College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate Arts & Social Science Students)
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address: Jennifer Siebel Newsom, First Partner of California and Founder, The Representation Project
- 3:00 p.m. - College of Arts and Sciences (Graduate Students)
Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address: William McKibben, Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies, Middlebury College
- 4:00 p.m. - ROTC Commissioning
Distinguished Guest: Brigadier General Peyerl, Nevada Army National Guard
Location: McLaren Complex, Room 252
About the University of San Francisco
The University of San Francisco is a private, Jesuit Catholic university that reflects the diversity, optimism, and opportunities of the city that surrounds it. USF offers more than 230 undergraduate, graduate, professional, and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, law, education, and nursing and health professions. At USF, each course is an intimate learning community in which top professors encourage students to turn learning into positive action, so the students graduate equipped to do well in the world — and inspired to change it for the better. For more information, visit usfca.edu.