CCSF Commencement Ceremony

graduation photo

Date: May 25, 2013

Time: 10:00AM

Location: Ram Stadium, Ocean Campus

The annual Commencement Ceremony for City College of San Francisco takes place at the end of every spring semester in May. The ceremony is for all CCSF A.A. & A.S. Degree candidates who meet the graduation requirements at the main campus and all the centers. The ceremony usually hosts between 400-500 graduates that cross the stage in their cap & gown while approx. 3000 guests cheer them on!

Commencement is a  wonderful experience and we encourage all graduating students to register and participate in this annual ceremony. All participating graduates, and students graduating with honors, will be listed in the Commencement Program as well as the Student Speaker. The ceremony will honor and recognize students for their hard earned academic achievment and welcome them into the ranks of C.C.S.F. alumni. We promote a strong etiquette policy, and strive to bring all students a ceremony that is worthy of their success.

The achievement of higher education should never go unrecognized or unrewarded. So know that the Office of Student Affairs welcomes you to participate in your Commencement Ceremony and is here to help ensure your commencement day is a valued and cherished experience!



Contributed by: Nancy Vargas, CCSF Bridge to Success Project Manager and CSCD Counselor

Did you know that past efforts of FRISCO Day and Bridge to Success have already made a difference for SFUSD high school students at CCSF? Those who completed the matriculation steps were guaranteed Early Registration and have, as a result, been able to dramatically increase their fulltime enrollment and get into needed math and English classes.

FRISCO Day is once again expected to be huge at CCSF where we will be welcoming 1200 high school students on April 19th 10:00am-2:00pm. In order to make FRISCO Day happen we need your help. We need 80 people to help us direct students, provide lunches, welcome them off their school buses, lead Campus tours, check-in workshop presenters, collect surveys and more. All CCSF faculty and staff are welcome volunteers. Please consider helping for 2 hours or more. To volunteer, please click on the
Thanks in advance for your consideration.


picture of a huge crowd




Office 365 Training Sessions

Important note: Groupwise stays online until July 1 2013, for historical email

 Quick FAQ:

 Q1) Do faculty have to actually do anything (create a new account, or whatever), or will the switch be entirely automatic?

 A1) We are gradually moving staff to the new system. Approximately 600 names will be selected per week from account creation.

 Q2) Will changing to Office 365 change the ccsf email addresses, or will they remain

 A2) No change.

 Q3) Will the login and password for Office 365 be different from those we use for GroupWise, and if so, how will we find them?

 A3) Login and password information will be emailed to GroupWise after your account is created.

Q4) What happens to people who use their ccsf gmail account for their email?  Will they switch to Office 365 also?

 A4) Staff with can continue to use their CCSF Gmail account and will also be assigned an Office 365 account. We are recommending all staff use the new Office 365, since directory information for CCSF staff is only available on the Office 365 system.

 Q5) How do we move GroupWise emails to Office 365, so they are not lost on 7/1/13?

A5) In May and June of 2013, we will have lab time available to assist GroupWise users in moving GroupWise emails off of GroupWise.


Training Opportunities for the new CCSF email system update:

 Continuing Demo Workshops:

 Tuesday 10:00 to 11:30, Ocean Campus, Batmale Hall 108 (on going)

Wednesday 2:00 to 3:30,Ocean Campus, Batmale Hall 108 (on going)

 Evening Training Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 5:30 pm โ€“ 7:00 pm (this date only)

 New Hands-On workshops at the centers

 Note: for the these workshops, if you are local to the center, please signup in the admin office. If you do not work at the center, but would like to attend please respond to this email will the day and site you plan to attend, so you account can be create before the workshop.


Thursday, April 11, 2013 -1:30 to 3:00, Chinatown/NB 1202

 Civic Center

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 โ€“ 3:30 to 5:00 Civic Center 102




Women's History Month Events

April 12th
Women Workers Leading the Way: The Campaign for the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights
w/The Chinese Progressive Association, La Colectiva and The Filipino Community Center
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Statler Wing, Room 14

April 22nd
Half the Sky
Film Overview, Discussion, and Screening of Part 1 of the Documentary
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Rosenberg Library, Room 305

April 23rd
Half the Sky
Documentary, followed by Standing Against Sex Slavery: The Movement to End Sexual Exploitation of Youth in the Bay Area
w/ Nola Brantley of MISSSEY
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Rosenberg Library, Room 304

College for Kids - Are you ready?

Contributed by: Regina Pacheco, Office of Contract Education




Professional Development Session:

Supporting Skilled Immigrants

Contributed by: Dr. Alice Murillo, Dean Library





Pathways to Success Seminar


College Students Juggling Challenges

Date: April 17, 2013

Time: 10:00 - 1:00 PM

Venue: Student Union Cafe Level

More info:

Perhaps mirroring college life of many students, College Students Juggling Challenges is the theme of this year’s campus emotional wellbeing fair. Psychological Services of CCSF Student Health Center, in association with students groups, CCSF Departments, and community organizations, presents College Students Juggling Challenges on April 17th, 2013, 10 AM – 1PM in the Student Union, lower level. Whether stressed out or not, students from across the campus are encouraged to attend the free fair activities.

The fair offers students information and skills for dealing more effectively with situations that bring up worries and stresses and that challenge their ability to function as best as they can as students, friends, and family members. Students will also learn first hand about helpful services provided by students groups, academic departments, and by Bay Area community organizations.  

This year’s fair features four outstanding student-focused presentations - Stress Busters!  Caretakers of Family Members with Chronic Illness; Gun Violence Concerns, and Suicide Prevention. Each will be presented by a professional provider.

For over forty years, CCSF Psychological Services has provided personal counseling, support groups, referrals, and other services for students who are currently enrolled in the college.
Prizes will be won. Join us!

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