SDSU and SDSU Imperial Valley May 2020 in-person ceremonies have been postponed until December 17-20, 2020. A virtual celebration will be held on Saturday, May 16. More information will be provided at a later time.

Commencement Postponement FAQs

Please note this decision will not affect the timing of degree completion for May and August 2020 graduation candidates. Degree conferral will be governed by the completion of the academic work for the relevant degree. December 2019 graduates have already received their degree and diploma.
No, the fee will not be refunded. The graduation service fee will continue to fund both the rescheduled December 2020 ceremony and the cost of graduate diplomas and evaluations. May and Summer 2020 candidates will receive diplomas by mail approximately 6-8 weeks following the end of their respective semester if all degree requirements have been met. December 2019 graduates have already received their degree and diploma.
Information on GradFest, regalia and tickets will be provided as soon as it becomes available.
Yes, December 2020 graduates will be allowed to participate in the rescheduled December 2020 ceremony, or they will have the option to participate in the May 2021 ceremony. They will only be allowed to participate in one or the other, not both.

Please send questions to:

President's Office Special Events
[email protected]