Commencement 2022

Marching Orders

Graduates! Don't forget to register for your ceremony with MarchingOrder. You received an email from via The email tells how to register for your ceremony and how to record how you want your name to be read as you cross the stage. The deadline to register is Monday, April 25.

Celebrating Our 2022 Graduates

We are pleased to announce that Sonoma State University will celebrate the graduates of the Class of 2022 the weekend of May 21-22, 2022. Six ceremonies are scheduled over the two days at the Green Music Center on the SSU campus. However, the Commencement format may be subject to change based on local COVID-19 conditions and public health guidelines.

Ceremony Schedule

May 21, 2022

  • 9 a.m. School of Business and Economics
    Business Administration; Economics
  • 1 p.m. School of Science and Technology
    Applied Statistics; Biochemistry; Biology; Chemistry; Computer and Engineering Science; Computer Science; Earth Science; Electrical Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Geology; Kinesiology; Mathematics; Nursing; Physical Science; Physics; Statistics
  • 5 p.m. School of Arts and Humanities
    American Multicultural Studies; Art (Studio); Art History; Chicano and Latino Studies; Communication Studies; Dance; English; Film Studies; French; Hutchins School of Liberal Studies; Liberal Studies (Saturday Degree Completion); Music; Philosophy; Spanish; Special Major, German Cultural Studies; Theatre Arts

May 22, 2022

  • 9 a.m. School of Education
    Early Childhood Education; Early Childhood Studies; Education; Educational Leadership; Liberal Studies (Ukiah, Napa, Solano, Marin); Organization Development; Teaching Credential
  • 1 p.m. School of Social Sciences A
    Anthropology; Counseling; Cultural Resources Management; History; Human Development; Political Science; Psychology; Public Administration; All Social Science Master's Degrees
  • 5 p.m. School of Social Sciences B
    Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies; Environmental Science, Geography, and Management; Environmental Studies; Environmental Studies, Geography, and Planning; Geography, Environment, and Planning; Global Studies; Sociology; Women’s and Gender Studies


You are eligible to participate in Commencement 2022 if you:

  • Graduated in Fall 2021
  • Have applied for graduation in Spring 2022
  • Have applied for graduation in Summer 2022

If you seek an exception, please send an email to providing your name, major, student ID and your plans for graduation. You will receive a message back from the appropriate school contact within 10 days.

If you haven’t graduated or applied to graduate and have questions about the process, please visit the Office of the Registrar website to find out more.

Commencement is a ceremony to honor our annual graduates but please keep in mind that participation is optional and is not the same as actually graduating from SSU. You will officially graduate after grades have been finalized and only if ALL degree requirements were completed by the end of the semester you applied to graduate in. Learn more about how to apply to graduate at the Office of the Registrar website.
The ARR (Academic Requirements Report) determines a student's graduation eligibility and the current ‘graduation status’ is listed at the top left corner of the ARR. If you have questions or concerns about your graduation status, please contact your graduation team specialist.

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