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Commencement 2024 

Saturday, May 18

Excited graduate


9 a.m.

School of Social Sciences
Anthropology; Cultural Resources Management; History; Human Development; Political Science; Psychology; Public Administration; all Social Science master's degrees; Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies; Environmental Science, Geography, and Management; Environmental Studies; Environmental Studies, Geography, and Planning; Geography and Environment; Global Studies; Sociology; Women’s and Gender Studies

Three graduates hug


1 p.m.

School of Arts and Humanities
American Multicultural Studies; Art (Studio); Art History; Chicano and Latino Studies; Communication Studies; Dance; English; French; Hutchins School of Liberal Studies; Liberal Studies (Saturday Degree Completion); Music; Philosophy; Spanish; Special Major, German Cultural Studies; Theatre Arts

School of Education
Early Childhood Education; Early Childhood Studies; Education; Educational Leadership; Liberal Studies (Ukiah, Napa, Solano, Marin); Teaching Credential; Counseling

Graduate with blue sash


5 p.m.

School of Business and Economics
Business Administration; Economics

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


You may download the PDF version of the Commencement program that was available to graduates and guests at the ceremonies. 

Graduates will be mailed one printed copy of the official program with their diplomas this summer. 

Toast of the Town. Wednesday, May 15, 2024. 5:30-7:00 p.m. Green Music Center


Toast of the Town

Class of 2024, it's time to celebrate your accomplishments!

You are invited to the event of the year — Toast of the Town. Join us as we raise a glass and celebrate you. Your hard work and dedication deserve to be honored.

Attendees will receive a commemorative Class of 2024 champagne flute (while supplies last). 

Wednesday, May 15
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Green Music Center

For more information and to register, visit the SSU Alumni website.

Class of 2024: Pre-order Your Grad Pack

large group of graduate ham it up for camera

Grad Packs are available exclusively through the SSU Alumni Association for only $55 and include your first set of limited-edition alumni swag.

Grad Packs include: 

  • Life membership with the SSU Alumni Association ($99 value)
  • Voucher for professional headshots (select dates and times available)
  • Limited-edition long-sleeve t-shirt
  • Insulated bag
  • 4-1 charging cable
  • License plate frame
  • Reusable cup
  • And more!  

Order now at the SSU Alumni Association website.

How to Do Commencement at SSU


You are eligible to participate in Commencement 2024 if you:

  • Graduated in Fall 2023
  • Have applied for graduation in Spring 2024
  • Have applied for graduation in Summer 2024

If you haven’t graduated or applied to graduate and have questions about the process, please visit the Office of the Registrar website to learn more.
If you are not eligible to participate in Commencement 2024 and would like to seek an exception, please email, providing your name, major, student ID, and graduation plans. You will receive a message from a contact at the appropriate school within 10 days.

Commencement is a ceremony to honor our annual graduates, but please remember that participation is optional and not the same as 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 Academic Requirements Report (ARR) determines a student's graduation eligibility. The current ‘graduation status’ appears at the top left corner of the ARR. Please contact your graduation team specialist if you have questions or concerns about your graduation status.


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