Commencement 2023

2023 Commencement Weekend

Saturday, May 20, 2023

  • 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; French; Hutchins School of Liberal Studies; Liberal Studies (Saturday Degree Completion); Music; Philosophy; Spanish; Special Major, German Cultural Studies; Theatre Arts

Sunday, May 21, 2023

  • 9 a.m. School of Education
    Early Childhood Education; Early Childhood Studies; Education; Educational Leadership; Liberal Studies (Ukiah, Napa, Solano, Marin); 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 and Environment; Global Studies; Sociology; Women’s and Gender Studies

Grad Fair

Graduates, please mark your calendars for the annual Grad Fair. This is the big one-stop graduation and commencement event that SSU grads do not want to miss!

February 22-23, 2023
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
University Store
Student Center, 2nd Floor


You are eligible to participate in Commencement 2023 if you:

  • Graduated in Fall 2022
  • Have applied for graduation in Spring 2023
  • Have applied for graduation in Summer 2023

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.

If you are not eligible to participate in Commencement 2023 and would like to seek an exception, please send an email to providing your name, major, student ID and your plans for graduation. 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 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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