Commencement Ceremony 2023

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May 25, 2023 at 11:00 am

Preparation for Commencement

The Spring 2022 commencement was held in-person.

Date: Friday, May 27, 2022, 10 am
Location: George M. Rush Stadium (CCSF Football Field), Ocean Campus
Duration: 2 hours 

Preparation for Commencement is the last step in your CCSF Career. There are 4 steps to the process

  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.
  2. RSVP for Commencement by May 9, 2022 at Commencement Ceremony RSVP Form.
  3. Attend Grad Finale on Tuesday, April 26 or Wednesday, April 27 between 10 am and 6 pm at the CCSF Bookstore. No signup is required and you should plan to spend up to an hour to complete all activities. Please wear a mask or face covering except when having your picture taken.
  4. Attend Commencement on Friday, May 27th at 10am at George M. Rush Stadium.
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 2022. 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.

Recognition Package: Graduates that RSVP for Commencement (see Step 2 Above) will receive a recognition package at Grad Finale that includes their cap and tassel and other items. More 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 graduates of the class of 2022 that RSVP for Commencement (see Step 2 Above). 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 $31 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 a la carte 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 2021). Students whose GPA meets this requirement are eligible to purchase a gold honors cord for $12 plus tax. Please be prepared to show your GPA on 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.

Diploma Covers and Frames: The Bookstore has many options to show off your diploma.  You have the option to purchase a diploma cover with prices ranging from $19 to $104.95 (or more for frames).


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.

George Rush Stadium is an accessible event space. Rush Stadium’s main entrance for all guests 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.

Guests that have been issued and display a valid California DMV Disabled Placard will be allowed to park in the A-Parking Lot located in front of the Conlan Building and park in the stalls located on Cloud Circle.  

In addition, guests displaying a valid CA DMV disabled placard will be allowed to drop off and pick up visitors at the main entrance to the Rush Stadium.  Prior to entering Cloud Circle, guests will be asked to provide a valid DMV disabled placard.


Commencement Free and ADA Parking

ASL interpreters for guests will be available in front of section TBD


Parking in the Balboa Reservoir lots (on Frida Kahlo Way) is free all day on May 27, 2022. This includes ADA parking.


Tickets have been emailed (on 5/13) to graduates who RSVPed for the Commencement Ceremony. Please bring your digital ticket(s) to the event (on mobile device or by printing). Graduates received the number of tickets that were requested (one ticket per each confirmed quest). 

  1. Face coverings/masks are recommended
  2. Seats are available on a first come first served basis 

List of items PROHIBITED on the premises during the event:

  • Alcohol 
  • Balloons
  • Canopies
  • Glass bottles
  • Horns
  • Ice coolers
  • Illegal substances
  • Large signs
  • Umbrellas