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The livestreamed event will take place on Saturday, May 16 at 12 p.m. PDT. The livestreamed event will take place on Saturday, May 16 at 12 p.m. PDT.
 


SDSU to Host Virtual Commencement Celebration on May 16

The celebration provides an opportunity for graduates to celebrate their accomplishments with loved ones and the entire SDSU community.
By SDSU News Team
 

San Diego State University will host a Virtual Commencement Celebration as a way of honoring the Class of 2020 graduates despite social distancing and stay-at-home orders remaining in place.

The celebration will be held Saturday, May 16, at noon (PST) and can be viewed via a livestream on the SDSU homepage, the commencement website and SDSU's official Facebook page. Graduates simply need to tune in. No registration is required in advance. SDSU is also welcoming alumni to tune in. 

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. The online event will feature several guests, notable alumni and highlights from the 2019-20 academic year. The celebration provides an opportunity for graduates to celebrate their accomplishments with loved ones and the entire SDSU community.

Bachelor's degree candidates will also have the opportunity to do a virtual tassel change during the livestream.

In March, SDSU announced the postponing of this year’s in-person commencement ceremonies until December 2020. Graduates have the option to participate in the rescheduled in-person ceremony in December 2020 or in the May 2021 ceremony.

SDSU Day

In addition to the virtual event, SDSU is asking the greater San Diego community, our extensive alumni network and university supporters to further honor our grads by taking part in “SDSU Day.” To participate, simply sport red and black on May 16, then, take a photo wearing your red and black and post it on social media alongside a congratulatory message to the Class of 2020, with #SDSUDAY.

Additional information regarding this year’s alternative celebration and postponed commencement plans, are available on the SDSU commencement website.