Graduate Commencement Checklist


Update Contact Information

Ensure that your contact information is up-to-date in the MySanDiego portal.


Submit Petition to Graduate

In order to be cleared for degree completion, students must complete a Petition to Graduate by posted deadlines. There are three graduation dates: January 31, May, and August 31. The effective degree date for students who complete their program requirements by the posted deadline for the Fall semester and Intersession will be January 31. Those who meet the deadline for May graduation will receive their degree at that time and students who fulfill all requisites for their degree in the summer will have their degree granted effective August 31.

  • The Petition to Graduate is available online, the link below will take you to mySanDiego portal location where you Petition to Graduate.
  • When you have completed the petition, an email is generated and sent to: you, your Advisor, your Program Director, and the office of Graduate Records in Founders Hall, Room 117 B for review.

Students with questions regarding graduation eligibility or the petitioning process should contact the Graduate Records Office ( or call (619) 260-2217. More information can also be found at the Office of Graduate Records website.

Wednesday and Thursday
Mar. 13 and 14, 2019

Attend Grad Fest I

Grad Fest I
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Hahn University Center- Gallery behind the Torero Store


May 3, 2019

Attend GradFest II

GradFest II
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Hahn University Center (Forums A, B and C)

Pick up cap and gown; place orders for graduation announcements, class rings, and more...

May 19, 2019

Attend Graduate Programs Commencement Ceremony I

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

School of Leadership and Education Sciences
Professional and Continuing Education

  • Students should arrive for line-up by 9 a.m.
May 24, 2019

Attend Graduate Schools Mass

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Founders Chapel

If you or your family are interested in volunteering at the Mass, please contact the Mary Kruer.

May 25, 2019

Attend Graduate Programs Commencement Ceremony II

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

School of Business
College of Arts and Sciences
Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering

  • Students should arrive for line-up by 9 a.m.