Distinguished Speaker Colloquium - Prof. Alicia F. Lieberman

"The Gifts and Challenges of Speaking the Unspeakable: Reparing the Effects of Trauma in the Early Years"  Wednesday, September 26th, 2018  in LIB 121 from 12:10 to 1:30 PM

Psychology Graduation Ceremonies

The Psychology Department would like to invite you to this year's graduation ceremonies for our Graduate and Undergraduate students.

Tickets for all Psychology events can be purchased HERE (tickets will NOT be sold the day-of). 

Undergraduate Recognition Ceremony

The Undergraduate Recognition Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 25th in the Gymnasium on campus.


The ceremony will be held on campus at the Gymnasium. The Gym will not allow any flowers or balloons. Please refrain from bringing any of these items.

*Note: this is the Gym on the Main Campus


Tickets are limited to 5 per graduate and can be purchased HERE (tickets will NOT be sold the day-of). To ensure your guaranteed 5 tickets, please purchase by Friday May 11th.


Tickets can be picked up in  EP 301 starting Monday, April 16th. We will not have them available at will call. All tickets must be picked up by Wednesday, May 23rd at 4pm. 


Doors will open at 9:00 am, the ceremony is scheduled to start at 9:30 am. We do not anticipate the ceremony going past noon.

Please note, tickets will not be sold at the door.


If are attending Commencement at AT&T park or if you have rented the regalia, we highly recommend you keep your cap and gown and wear it to our recognition ceremony. You have until June 5th to return the regalia to the Bookstore. If you wish not to wear regalia, daytime semi-formal attire is appropriate.


Unless you have made special seating accommodations, the Gym will be first come, first served. We would appreciate if your party can all be present when being seated. Please take others into consideration when reserving seats.

*If you or a guest need seating accommodations, please email


We recommend you park in SF State’s Lot 20. There may be parking available along State Drive, but it is advisable to park in the garage and walk to the event.  Please note that if you park on campus you will need to purchase a permit from one of the machines inside the garage.  Permits cost $5 for two hours or $8 for the day. 


Due to safety precautions, guests will not be allowed to go up to the stage to take pictures. We will have a professional photographer taking pictures of every graduate. After the event, graduates will be sent a link where they may download their picture.

After the Ceremony

Because of the number of guests we are anticipating, the Gym not have the necessary space to mingle after the event. All graduates are advised to have a meet-up location on campus. We recommend the courtyard in front of the Gym or the Quad. Unfortunately, guests will not be allowed to wait for the graduates in the lobby.



The Undergraduate Recognition Ceremony is a separate event from the University Commencement. Information regarding Commencement can be found at:

Graduate Hooding Ceremonies

The Annual Graudate Hooding Ceremony will be held in the Seven Hills Conference Center on campus, on Thursday, May 24th. We will be having two events, one for the MS Graduates (9am-11am) and one for the MA Graduates (12:30-2:30). While there is no cost for Graduates to attend their ceremony, guest tickets are $35 each and each Graduate may bring up to 5 guests. If you need additional tickets, you may trade with another Graduate. Please be sure to only trade within your degree (MA-MA, MS-MS no MS-MA). If you or your guest will be in a wheelchair or need other accommodations, please email the Psychology Department at

Tickets are available for purchase now, but not available for pick-up. Updates about ticket pick-up will be sent via email. Tickets for both ceremonies are available HERE.


Updates regarding the Hooding Ceremonies will be posted on our Facebook Page, follow us here

Finishing your Master's degree is a significant accomplishment.  Please join us in celebrating your hard work and dedication.  Congratulations!


The Graduate Hooding  Ceremony is a separate event from the University Commencement. Information regarding Commencement can be found at: