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Congratulations Graduates!


Everything You Need to Know for Commencement

Commencement 2022 Schedule

Thursday, May 12

Location: Rollie Carrillo Quad
7 p.m. – SDSU Imperial Valley

Friday, May 13

Location: Viejas Arena
9:30 a.m. – College of Sciences
3 p.m. – College of Arts and Letters

Saturday, May 14

Location: Viejas Arena
8 a.m. – Fowler College of Business
1 p.m. – College of Health and Human Services
5:30 p.m. – College of Engineering

Sunday, May 15

Location: Viejas Arena
9 a.m. – College of Education/Faculty Advancement and Student Success (IS3D Majors)
2 p.m. – College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Commencement - Graduates


Find everything you need to know for commencement, including the day at a glance, how to get tickets and where to buy commencement apparel.

Commencement Family and Guests

Family and Guests

Find helpful information for families and guests, such as where to stay and special travel discounts.

Commmencement Leave Your Legacy

Leave Your Legacy

Be recognized as a distinguished donor at commencement! Donate $10 to the Aztec Proud Class of 2022 Legacy Scholarship and receive a red and white legacy cord to wear proudly on commencement day.

COVID-19 Information

Health Verification

Aligned with California and San Diego County guidelines, effective April 1, separate vaccination and testing checks are no longer required at the door of SDSU-affiliated events, including Commencement 2022 at Viejas Arena. All attendees are encouraged to be fully vaccinated or to take and receive a recent negative COVID-19 test to attend the ceremony, but there is no separate verification or approval process that attendees need to complete prior to attendance. 

Facial Coverings

Facial coverings are required for individuals who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and are recommended for those who are fully vaccinated.

This information is subject to change based on new and evolving COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations.

Bag Policy & Prohibited Items

To expedite your entry into Viejas Arena and to reduce staff contact with guests' belongings, it is recommended that you do not bring a bag. If you must bring a bag, we highly suggest a clear plastic, vinyl or PVC tote bag. Bags can be no larger than 16"x 8" x 16". No backpacks are allowed.

Please arrive early and be patient as we work to ensure a safe environment. All bags are subject to search prior to entrance and inside the facility.

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: large bags/backpacks, umbrellas, banners and signs larger than 20”x20”, balloons, weapons, alcoholic beverages, glass containers, noisemakers of any kind, non-service animals, skateboards and roller shoes. Visit the Viejas Arena A-Z Guide for more information.

For additional information, visit the Plan Your Visit page.