Commencement 2020

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Today we recognize one of the most resilient classes in the 59-year history of Sonoma State University. The nearly 2,600 members of this class have overcome many challenges including the Sonoma Complex fires of October 2017, heavy smoke from the Camp fire in 2018, and the public safety power shutdowns of 2019, all of which resulted in campus closures for a time. This year they have completed their studies amid an unprecedented health crisis, one that prevents the university from holding its traditional Commencement ceremonies at the Green Music Center.

As a result, we are using this page to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments, success and persistence of the Class of 2020 - as we await plans for a rescheduled in-person ceremony. Below you will find links to videos, social media posts and a graduation program featuring the names of this year's graduates listed by major and degree. A list of graduates also appears at the end of the video celebration from President Judy K. Sakaki and others.

For more on the Class of 2020, see “Faces of the Class of 2020.” Please join us in congratulating the 2,580 members of the Class of 2020.

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Graduate holds sign that reads "Now it's my turn to teach."

 student sit on to of stone entry sign to Sonoma State University