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

The events listed below take place indoors at the Jenny Craig Pavilion‚ unless otherwise indicated.

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.

Nominate a Speaker

For commencement 2018, we will be accepting nominations for commencement speakers. Members of the USD community—students, faculty, staff, trustees and alumni—are invited to recommend individuals to serve as USD commencement speakers.

View more details and nominate a speaker.

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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