Welcome Graduates!

On behalf of the entire college community, it is our pleasure to extend our heartfelt congratulations and invite you to the City College of San Francisco’s 82nd Annual Commencement Exercises. We hope this celebration of your academic achievement will become a wonderful memory that you will cherish for years to come.To ensure that the Commencement Exercises are an enjoyable experience for everyone, please carefully review this communication and relay this important information to those family members, friends, and colleagues whom you invite to your ceremony.    

Commencement is a significant occasion in the life of any student; one we hope is enhanced by the presence of family and friends. Your knowledge, understanding, and cooperation with all the enclosed instructions are imperative to ensure an enjoyable and memorable ceremony for everyone.
Please remember that attending the Commencement Ceremony is not equivalent to degree completion.

If, after reading the Commencement Circular ( right side column) you still have questions, please contact us. Once again, our congratulations and best wishes for your continued success!


Rita Tuialu’ulu’u | Commencement Coordinator

CCSF Grads

Annnual College Wide Commencement Ceremony

The Office of Student Affairs & Wellness, as well as the CCSF Commencement Committee, work hard every year to make the Commencement Ceremony one that commencement candidates and their families will take pride in. The ceremony takes place once a year, at the end of the academic year in May. This year’s ceremony is scheduled to be on:

  Friday, May 26, 2017 at 1:00PM.

Graduates from the previous Summer, Fall, & current Spring semesters are all welcome to register and participate. Rain or shine, this event is held in George M. Rush stadium on our Ocean Campus. Every year, approximately 600 students receiving their Associate Degrees in Arts and/or Sciences proudly wear their caps and gowns and cross the commencement stage.
Commencement is a wonderful time at CCSF and a very rewarding experience for not only our students, but those of us who work here at the college as well.             


Commencement Schedule of Events

Friday, May 26, 2017

 11:45 AM - Gates open for people with disabilities and ONE companion.
 12:00 PM - Gates open for all guests.
   1:00 PM - Ceremony begins.

All ceremonies take place in the George M. Rush Stadium on the Ocean Campus located at 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112. Doors open to all guests 60 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. The ceremony lasts approximately 120 minutes. Guest seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. A campus map and parking/driving instructions to CCSF are located on the last page of this Newsletter.

3:00 PM - 3:45PM - Commencement Reception in Smith Hall Cafeteria




Grad Finale for Graduates

All pre-ordered Commencement Packages and Cap & Gown Loan Packages shall be available for pick up by graduates at the Grad Finale Event.  Have your picture taken, order personalized announcements, class rings and more!

When:Wednesday April 26, 2017 from 10:00am-4:00pm
Where:Ocean Campus Bookstore 

Ticket Information
Due to the size of your graduating class and the number of seats available, candidates will each be issued seven guest tickets for admission of family members and friends. Children under two years of age do NOT need tickets.  If extra tickets are available, they will be distributed on a first come, first served basis at the Commencement Office, Conlan Hall, E106 on Monday, May 8th, 2017.

Commencement Announcements
Information on how to purchase personalized graduation announcements is available online at ccsfshop.com. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery of personalized announcements.

Commencement Photography
Professional photographers will be on site the day of the ceremony. Information on how to purchase commencement photograph packages will be available at the Grad Finale.

More Information...
- Flowers/Leis? Flowers and leis will be sold on campus the day of the ceremony.
Class Rings? Order information is available at www.ccsfshop.com, and at the Grad Finale!
Honor Cords available for purchase at Grad Finale for qualifying students.


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