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Class of 2014 Commencement

Nearly 9,300 degree candidates will participate in SDSU’s graduation ceremonies, May 15 to 18.
Twitter users can follow commencement tweets by searching for #sdsugrad.
Twitter users can follow commencement tweets by searching for #sdsugrad.

Commencement ceremonies will be streamed live here.

This month San Diego State University will celebrate Commencement 2014 from May 15 to 18, graduating 9,271 degree candidates.

There will be eight separate ceremonies throughout the weekend, including one at SDSU’s Imperial Valley campus.

By tradition, SDSU’s Commencement ceremonies include a processional, introductions, awards, speakers and a recessional. Each processional is led by a grand marshal carrying a college banner, followed by faculty marshals in full academic regalia.

Commencement schedule

Thursday, May 15, 2014, Rollie Carrillo Quad

Imperial Valley Campus Ceremony, 7 p.m.

Friday, May 16, 2014, Viejas Arena

College of Health and Human Services Ceremony, 9 a.m.

Speaker: Roger Simmons, professor emeritus from the School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences and 2013-14 Monty Award winner for Outstanding Faculty Contributions

Honorary Doctorate Recipient: Robert Price will be recognized with an honorary doctor of humane letters

College of Sciences Ceremony, 1 p.m.

College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts Ceremony, 5:30 p.m.

Lawrence A. Beck
, professor from the L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and 2013-14 Monty Award winner for Outstanding Faculty Contributions

Thomas McElroy (graphic communications), co-founder of Volcom and 2013-14 Monty Award winner for Distinguished Alumnus

Honorary Doctorate Recipient: Patricia Roscoe will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters

Saturday, May 17, 2014, Viejas Arena

College of Business Administration Ceremony, 8 a.m.

College of Arts and Letters Ceremony, 1 p.m.

Speaker: Edward V. Heck, professor of political science

College of Engineering Ceremony, 5 p.m.

Speaker: Douglas E. Barnhart, chairman of the Barnhart Family of Companies

Sunday, May 19, 2013, Viejas Arena

College of Education and the Division of Undergraduate Studies Ceremony, 9 a.m.

Parking and transportation

Ceremonies held at Viejas Arena are expected to fill the 12,000 person capacity, so alternate approaches to campus such as trolley and bus services are recommended.

SDSU will provide courtesy parking in designated parking areas across campus during commencement ceremonies. Special accommodations for disabled parking will also be provided.

Watch and connect with commencement

SDSU Commencement ceremonies will be broadcast live on:

  • Cox South County and Poway, Channel 23
  • Cox North County, Channel 18
  • Time Warner Cable, Channel 19

Broadcast times for individual ceremonies can be found online.

The commencement ceremonies will be streaming live from

Twitter users can follow commencement tweets posted by students, faculty and staff by searching for #sdsugrad.

Please visit SDSU’s commencement website for additional information.

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