Spring 2021 Commencement

The University of San Francisco celebrated spring graduates with virtual commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 21, 2021.

All ceremonies were streamed on USF’s website, on YouTube, and on Facebook. Click on the links below to watch the virtual ceremonies and download commencement programs. (All event times PDT)

About the Virtual Commencement

While we wish we could celebrate our graduates with traditional ceremonies in St. Ignatius Church, our decision to host commencement virtually was based on community health and safety, local public health guidance, and the need to provide graduates with a timely decision to allow them to plan accordingly. USF’s decision aligns with other universities in San Francisco, including San Francisco State University, UC San Francisco, and UC Hastings.

USF is committed to demonstrating its leadership as a good citizen by adhering to local public health regulations to quell the spread of COVID-19. Our decision takes into account San Francisco Department of Public Health restrictions on large events as well as local, state, and national travel and quarantine guidelines. With our graduates living across the country and around the world, the safest and most equitable choice is to celebrate together virtually.

All graduates whose commencement ceremonies were virtual will be invited to a future in-person ceremony at a later time.

For more information about graduation, visit the Graduation Center on myUSF.


5th Annual Indigenous Peoples of Oceania Ceremony (Native Pacific Islander Graduation)
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

25th Annual Vizuri Kabisa Ceremony (Black Graduation)
Sunday, May 16, 2021 - 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

21st Annual Latinx Recognition Ceremony
Monday, May 17, 2021 - 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

14th Annual Lavender Commencement (LGBTQIA+ Graduation)
Monday, May 17, 2021 - 7:00 p.m.– 8:30 p.m.

14th Annual Interwoven Ceremony (Asian and Asian American Graduation)
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.