Commencement 2017

Welcome to the University of San Diego's Commencement website, where you will find in-depth information to help you and your family prepare for a joyous Commencement celebration. 

The Commencement Guide is a must-read and lists important information for all January, May, and August graduating seniors, master's, and doctoral students. Law students should visit the Law Commencement website for more information on Law School Commencement. The Guest Guide lists information specific to students' parents, families, and friends who plan to attend Commencement. Please check back regularly for the most up-to-date commencement information.

Commencement Dates

Unless otherwise indicated, the events listed below take place indoors at the Jenny Craig Pavilion (see interactive campus map or PDF of campus map)

Mid-year Graduates' Mass (all undergraduate seniors, master's, and doctoral students graduating in January)
Friday, December 16, 2016, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Founders Chapel

Law School Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Graduate Schools Commencement Ceremony (all master's and doctoral graduates in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, and Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies)
Saturday, May 27, 2017, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Undergraduate College of Arts & Sciences Commencement Ceremony
Sunday, May 28, 2017, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Undergraduate School of Business & Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering Commencement Ceremony
Sunday, May 28, 2017, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Additional events such as masses, honors and recognition ceremonies, and NROTC Commissioning can be found on the Commencement Events tab.

2017 Commencement Speakers

The University of San Diego is excited to welcome Mark Brnovich, The Most Reverend Robert McElroy, Peter Kiley and Chris Carr as our 2017 commencement speakers.

View bios of the 2017 commencement speakers.

Contact Information

5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4600

Office Hours

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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