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Announcements and Photography


Order graduation announcements at:

Samples are on display in the SDSU Bookstore.

Order announcements by mid-April to ensure ample time for mailing.


Graduation portrait photographers will be available during GradFest, March 26 & 27.

GradImages Photography will take photographs of each graduate on stage during the commencement ceremonies.

Each graduate will be sent no-obligation proofs of the commencement photographs via email and text after the event. Proofs will also be sent via postal mail. You will have the opportunity to purchase prints after you have seen your proofs. At the ceremony, please ensure that you provide correct email and mailing information on the card you bring to stage from which your name will be announced.

Prior to the ceremony, graduates can also pre-register by visiting the GradImages website and clicking on “Pre-Event Email Registration.” There you will enter your email address and up to six emails for others to view and order your photos.

If you have any questions about your commencement ceremony photographs, please visit the GradImages Photography or call toll-free 1-800-261-2576.


Leis and bouquets will be sold at several locations around campus at commencement. Students and guests are encouraged to pre-order for pick up before the ceremony so they can wear their leis on stage and in pictures. Visit Graduation Day Flowers to place a pre-order.

Other Mementos

class ring Class rings, diploma frames and other mementos will be available during GradFest, March 26 & 27.

Red Balloon


Please note, balloons are not allowed in Viejas Arena during commencement ceremonies.

SDSU Bookstore Hours

Friday, May 17
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday, May 18
8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 19
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The SDSU Bookstore will have a regalia table at Viejas Arena during the commencement ceremonies. This will be located at the graduates' entrance in Lot 13 north of Viejas Arena.