Class of 2020
San Diego State University congratulates you on your achievements and upcoming graduation. The Aztec community will come together to celebrate you during the virtual commencement celebration on Saturday, May 16 at 12 p.m. PDT. We hope you will join us with your family and friends that day! This special virtual celebration will allow us to honor you and mark this important moment.
We are inviting the entire university community and our more than 430,000 alumni to wear their red and black for “SDSU Day” on May 16, while tuning in to show their support for the Class of 2020.
You will be able to access the virtual celebration livestream here, on the SDSU homepage and through Facebook Live on the university’s official Facebook page. We will also be sharing fun ways you can begin to celebrate leading up to the event through social media and other platforms.
Congratulations, and go Aztecs!
Grad Celebration Kit
Looking for ways to make this special moment even more festive? Explore our Graduation Celebration Kit below to download printable signs, celebratory certificates, banners, how to make a cap instructions and more. We want to hear from you: Show us how you are planning to celebrate by using #sdsugrad on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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 through the SDSU Bookstore.
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. Announcements can be ordered online.
Frequently Asked Questions
Although we are unable to mark this milestone in person, the Virtual Commencement Celebration provides an opportunity for our graduates to celebrate their accomplishments with loved ones and the entire SDSU community.
The Virtual Commencement Celebration will be shown on Saturday, May 16 at 12 p.m. PDT via livestream at the SDSU homepage, the commencement website and SDSU's official Facebook page. Graduates simply need to tune in, and no registration is required in advance.
The Virtual Commencement Celebration will not be a formal ceremony with name reading. Instead, it will be a spirited celebration for the Class of 2020. Graduates are not required to wear regalia, but can purchase regalia, if desired, through the SDSU Bookstore by May 6 if you are outside of California or May 8 if you live within California for delivery before the celebration. Bachelor's degree candidates will also have the opportunity to do a virtual tassel change during the livestream.
Graduates also have the option to participate in the postponed in-person ceremonies, which SDSU currently plans to hold in December 2020 or May 2021.
Graduates can purchase regalia and other commencement items here.
The in-person GradFest will be rescheduled in the fall. As we get closer, communications will be sent regarding the rescheduled GradFest and ticket distribution for the December 2020 ceremonies.
Personalized Video Keepsake by StageClip
Your personalized video keepsake from SDSU vendor StageClip will be available on the day of the Virtual Commencment Celebration on Saturday, May 16.
Visit the StageClip website and enter your name in the search bar. Your clip will be available to download and share across social media using #SDSUGrad.
Please note, you will still receive a generic video keepsake with your name even if you did not submit a photo and/or video by the May 9 deadline.
Graduating Senior Survey
Graduating seniors, help us share the story of our graduating class by taking the Graduating Senior Survey. In less than 5 minutes you can Tell Us Your Aztec Experience!
Share your Class of 2020 Photos with us!
Visit our SmugMug photo upload page.
December 2020 Commencement Schedule
2 p.m. – Imperial Valley*
8:30 a.m. – College of Sciences*
2 p.m. – College of Arts and Letters*
8 a.m. – Fowler College of Business
1 p.m. – College of Health and Human Services
5:30 p.m. – College of Engineering
9 a.m. – College of Education and Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement
2 p.m. – College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts
* In observance of Hanukkah, the times on December 17 and 18 have changed since the communication sent on March 27.
Please send questions to:
President's Office Special Events