Commencement 2019

Rain or Shine

Commencement for Saturday and Sunday is on, rain or shine. For more information, check the rain FAQ page as the week progresses.


On behalf of Sonoma State University, we would like to congratulate our undergraduate and graduate students on receiving their degrees. The commencement ceremonies are for the graduates and their families to join in the celebration of this momentous occasion.


Two female graduates happily display their Sonoma State University diplomas.





Graduate with family

2019 Ceremonies



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, Geology, Kinesiology, Mathematics, Nursing, Physics, Statistics

5 p.m., School of Arts and Humanities
American Multicultural Studies, Art (Studio), Art History, Chicano and Latino Studies, Communication Studies, English, Film Studies, French, German Cultural Studies, Hutchins School of Liberal Studies, Music, Organization Development, Philosophy, Spanish, Theatre Arts


SUNDAY, May 19

9 a.m., School of Social Sciences A
Anthropology, Counseling, Cultural Resources Management, History, Human Development, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration

1 p.m., School of Social Sciences B
Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies; Environmental Studies; Geography; Geography, Environment and Planning; Global Studies; Liberal Studies; Sociology; Women's and Gender Studies

5 p.m., School of Education
Early Childhood Studies, Education, Teaching Credential


If you have any questions regarding Commencement, please email or call 707-664-2018.