Commencement Ceremony 2024

(Updated 5/21/24)

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024, 11:00 am (gates open at approximately 10:00 am)
Location: George Rush Stadium (CCSF Football Field), Ocean Campus
Duration: Approximately 3 Hours

CCSF graduates
Preparation for Commencement
  1. Visit the CCSF Graduation Information webpage for more details on how to apply for your degree. Once your degree is verified by the Graduation department, you will be eligible for the Commencement Ceremony. Students who have completed their degree in Summer 2023, Fall 2023, or Spring 2024 are eligible to participate. (Students who are within six units from completing their degrees and are registered to complete their remaining courses in Summer 2024 are also eligible.) Please note that the deadline has passed for Spring 2024 degree petitions.

  2. RSVP to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. Please note that the deadline has passed for Spring 2024 Commencement RSVP.

  3. Order your cap and gown from the CCSF Bookstore starting on April 29. You can visit the bookstore anytime during regular hours or order online. Ask about the loan program. Please email the CCSF Bookstore at with any questions

  4. Attend Commencement on Thursday, May 23 at 11 am at George M. Rush Stadium.

         Please check your CCSF email for important Commencement updates regularly. 

Regalia and other Commencement-related Details

What is Grad Finale? It’s the first of many celebrations of your achievement. You have the opportunity to view and purchase academic regalia packages, order personalized announcements, order personalized stoles, get your photo taken in cap & gown by a professional photographer, and shop for other gifts and memorabilia specific to the Class of 2024. The Bookstore is the official vendor for academic regalia packages. Students may purchase regalia at Grad Finale and through the remainder of the term during the Bookstore’s regular hours while supplies last. Registered Nursing Students should consult their class coordinator for RN specific information. Grad Finale will be held on
Monday, April 29
Tuesday, April 30
Wednesday, May 1
Thursday, May 2
Time: 10 am - 7:00 pm 
at the CCSF Ocean Campus Bookstore
. You only need to attend one day and no reservation is required. Plan to spend approximately one hour at Grad Finale.

Recognition Package: Graduates who attend Grad Finale receive a recognition package that includes their cap and tassel and other items, information about what to do on Commencement Day, and special messages and treats from the Bookstore and other campus departments. Recognition packages are only available for pick-up at the Bookstore and cannot be shipped. You must attend in person.

Regalia: Associated Students will be providing a cap and tassel for Class of 2024 graduates. You will only need to purchase or otherwise acquire a black gown (except RN students) and any other accessories you want to wear to Commencement. A gown is available at the Bookstore for $33 plus tax and there will be packages available only at Grad Finale that let you bundle additional items for a savings. Regalia items may also be purchased individually on the Bookstore website.

Graduation Announcements: Announcements are NOT invitations to the ceremony, they are a formal way to announce to your family and friends that you have completed your degree and let them share in your success. Students may choose to purchase personalized announcements through Jostens. Please visit the Jostens website for more information about their products. Packages of 5 announcements and Custom Notecards are also available at the Bookstore.

Photography: You will have the opportunity to be photographed in cap & gown at Grad Finale by Grad Images. Please keep in mind your shirt collar will be visible under the gown as will the bottoms of your pants and your shoes, please plan accordingly. Students are encouraged to pre-register at Grad Images for additional savings. There is no charge to have your picture taken, you only pay for any prints purchased. Grad Images will also be taking photos at the Commencement Ceremony as you cross the stage.

Honors: CCSF recognizes your achievement and you graduate with honors when your cumulative GPA is 3.30 or better (as of Fall 2023). Students whose GPA meets this requirement are eligible to purchase a gold honors cord for $13 plus tax. Please be prepared to show your GPA via MyRAM portal to the cashier to prove eligibility to purchase. This same cord is also available to members of ABG and AGS. Students that successfully complete the Honors Program also have the option to purchase an honors program stole for $25 plus tax.

CCSF graduating students
CCSF students at graduation
CCSF students graduating
Students at CCSF graduation

City College of San Francisco is committed to offering an accessible, in-person commencement ceremony. If you have a specific accommodation, please email as soon as possible. You can also provide the accommodation needs of you and/or your guests when you complete the RSVP Form.

George Rush Stadium is an accessible event space. Rush Stadium’s main entrance for pedestrians is on Cloud Circle with access to ramps and reserved seating for those with limited mobility, wheelchairs, or scooters. Guests who are unable to walk long distances can be dropped off at this entrance.