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The schedule of ceremonies by college can be found on the SDSU Commencement site. The schedule of ceremonies by college can be found on the SDSU Commencement site.
 


Outdoor Off-Campus Commencement Plan Moving Forward

Commencement will be held from May 25-27 at Petco Park.
By SDSU News Team
 

“Hosting an in-person commencement for our SDSU graduates in one of San Diego’s most iconic locations for community gathering is truly exciting.”

After months of hard work exploring different options to celebrate the classes of 2020 and 2021, the SDSU Commencement Committee is moving ahead with hosting an outdoor in-person commencement at Petco Park from May 25 through May 27. 

This plan comes after conducting many months of student focus groups and surveys, and in close consultation with county public health officers. Students expressed strong preferences for safe in-person options, and the university was excited to share details of the Petco Park plan this afternoon. 

“Commencement is one of our greatest traditions, and is a significant moment in the lives of our graduates and their families. Hosting an in-person commencement for our SDSU graduates in one of San Diego’s most iconic locations for community gathering is truly exciting,” said SDSU President Adela de la Torre

“With the guidance and support of our county partners, the California State University system, and optimistic public health projections for late May, we are working closely with partners at Petco Park,” de la Torre also said. “And we heard from our graduates: the most meaningful commencement for their families and themselves would be an in-person ceremony to celebrate their accomplishments.” 

Students will be allowed to invite a limited number of guests and those details will be shared on April 12. All those in attendance will be required to wear facial coverings and to adhere to physical distancing guidelines. Guests are asked to adhere to California state travel guidelines as well as their local travel guidelines as they make plans.

The schedule of ceremonies by college can be found on the SDSU Commencement site. A livestream of the Petco Park ceremonies will also be made available on the site. In addition, SDSU will provide a virtual ceremony option to accommodate our students and families who are unable to attend the in-person ceremonies.

In addition to the in-person events planned at Petco Park, SDSU Imperial Valley will be hosting a drive-through “CARmencement” event for its graduates. The Class of 2021 will have its ceremony on May 17, and the Class of 2020 will have its ceremony on May 18. 

The SDSU Commencement site continues to be regularly updated with information regarding this year’s ceremonies.