Media Advisory: SF State’s 113th Commencement ceremonies, May 23-24

SAN FRANCISCO, May 8, 2014 -- San Francisco State University’s 113th Commencement ceremonies will be held May 23 and 24.

The celebration kicks off Friday, May 23, when more than 1,400 graduate students will receive their degrees. The undergraduate ceremony will take place Saturday, May 24, honoring more than 7,000 undergraduate students and two honorary degree recipients.

Media planning to attend should register in advance with University Communications by calling (415) 338-1665 or emailing; parking accommodations are available upon request.


WHEN: Graduate Ceremony: 1:30-4:30 p.m., Friday, May 23

  • Keynote speaker: Dr. Rong Wang, UCSF chair of vascular surgery


Undergraduate Ceremony: 12:15-3:30 p.m., Saturday, May 24

  • Keynote speaker: Belva Davis, pioneering Bay Area journalist
  • Honorary degree recipients: David Walden (B.S. '64), Internet innovator, and Stanley Mazor (attended '60-'65), co-inventor of the microprocessor
  • Excellent photo/video opportunity


WHERE: Cox Stadium, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco



SF State is the only master's level public university serving the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin. The university enrolls more than 30,000 students each year. With nationally acclaimed programs in a range of fields -- from creative writing, cinema, biology and history to broadcast and electronic communications arts, theatre arts and ethnic studies -- the University's more than 219,000 graduates have contributed to the economic cultural and civic fabric of San Francisco and beyond.


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