University of San Francisco to Confer Degrees Upon More Than 2,300 Graduates at Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremonies

Ceremonies featuring Honorary Degree recipients and commencement addresses from distinguished leaders to take place May 16-18

SAN FRANCISCO (May 2, 2019) -- The University of San Francisco’s (USF) newest graduating class includes 1,102 undergraduates, 1,098 graduate students, and 163 doctoral candidates who will be honored during commencement ceremonies May 16-18, 2019 at St. Ignatius Church on the USF campus. Commencement addresses will be given by distinguished leaders in the fields of education, health, business, law, and public service, including the first Surgeon General of the State of California, Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, educator and CEO of Enterprise for Youth Ninive Clements Calegari, and author and activist Helen Zia.

Members of this spring’s graduating class hail from 60 countries around the globe, including Belarus, Ecuador, Mozambique, South Korea and Uzbekistan, and from 44 states and U.S. Territories. Continuing USF’s commitment to access, 668 students of the graduating class of 2019 are first generation college students. Additionally, Graduate Counseling Psychology, Law, Education, Nursing and Undergraduate Psychology are among the top majors of this distinguished USF class.

The full USF Spring 2019 Commencement Schedule is listed below. All events are ticketed, and with the exception of the ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, will be held at St. Ignatius Church on the USF campus.

Journalists interested in covering the commencement events at USF must register by contacting Kellie Samson (415) 422-2697 or ksamson@usfca.edu.

Thursday, May 16

  • 3:00 p.m. - Commencement Mass
    Homilist: Fr. Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., President, University of San Francisco
  • 6:00 p.m. - School of Education Ceremony
    Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address: Nínive Clements Calegari, Educator, Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise for Youth

Friday, May 17

  • 9:00 a.m. - Undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Students in the School of Management Ceremony
    Commencement Address: Ronald R. Rose, Principal, Rose Investments
  • 12:00 p.m. - Undergraduate Professional Bachelor's Degree Students and Graduate Students in the School of Management Ceremony
    Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address: Fedele R. Bauccio, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Bon Appétit Management Company
  • 2:30 p.m. - ROTC Commissioning, Presentation Theatre
    Distinguished Guest: MG Willard M. Burleson III, 7ID Commanding General, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
  • 3:00 p.m. - School of Law Ceremony
    Commencement Address: Dr. Clarence B. Jones, Critical Diversity Studies, Adjunct Professor, Director, USF Institute For Nonviolence and Social Justice
  • 6:00 p.m. - School of Nursing and Health Professions Ceremony
    Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address: The Honorable Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, Surgeon General, State of California

Saturday, May 18

  • 9:00 a.m. - Undergraduate Humanities and Sciences Students in the College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony
    Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address: Frances Moore Lappé, Author and Cofounder of Small Planet Institute
  • 12:00 p.m. - Undergraduate Arts and Social Sciences Students in the College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony
    Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address: Doniece Sandoval, Founder and CEO, Lava Mae
  • 3:00 p.m. - Graduate Students in the College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony
    Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Address: Helen Zia, Author and Activist

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