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Dear Graduating Students,

We would first like to thank you for your patience and understanding as the campus community has worked to address ongoing disruptions given the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

We also would like to congratulate you on your achievements and your graduation! Plans are underway to honor you, even if we will not meet in person in Viejas Arena this May. Information will soon be available regarding the virtual celebration, to be held Saturday, May 16. The celebration will allow your family and friends to join us in honoring your achievements as we respect the restrictions currently placed for small and large gatherings.

Regalia, Class Ring, Announcement Ordering Available

We are in the process of rescheduling the in-person GradFest and will soon communicate the new dates. In the interim, you can place regalia orders and purchase other commencement items online in advance of the May 16 virtual celebration. The following discounts on regalia bundles are available online now through October 31, 2020:

  • Bachelor bundle regular price $115/special price $99
  • Master bundle regular price $145/special price $129
  • Doctoral bundle regular price $148/special price $132

All regalia bundles will ship for free.

All regalia and diploma frames are also available to purchase a la carte. Diploma frames will incur a $15.00 oversized shipping fee.

Class rings may also be ordered now. When ordering class rings through the Jostens website, you can save $100 by entering CONGRATS100 at checkout. The offer will remain valid through April 30, 2020, and interest free payment options are available. If you have questions regarding rings please contact Sandra Ochoa at Jostens by emailing [email protected].

Announcements can be ordered online beginning Monday, March 30. Flowers can also be ordered for pick up for your in-person commencement ceremony in December.

December Ceremonies

As shared in a campus-wide message on March 20, the May commencement ceremonies have been postponed until December 2020. The December schedule is as follows:

December 17

  • SDSU Imperial Valley at 7 p.m.

December 18

  • College of Sciences at 9:30 a.m.
  • College of Arts and Letters at 3 p.m.

December 19

  • Fowler College of Business at 8 a.m.
  • College of Health and Human Services at 1 p.m.
  • College of Engineering at 5:30 p.m.

December 20

  • College of Education and Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement at 9 a.m.
  • College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts at 2 p.m.

For more information regarding Commencement, please visit

Thank you,

The SDSU Commencement Committee

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