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Information for Graduates

Commencement

SDSU hosts one university-wide commencement ceremony in the spring. Graduates from all terms are welcome to participate in the ceremony, including those who will graduate the following summer or fall terms. Some colleges and departments hold individual graduation ceremonies at the end of other terms, and students should check with their dean's office for information on how to RSVP and attend those events.

Summer and Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 graduates will be able to RSVP for the 2019 Commencement ceremony on Friday, March 15. Students who will graduate in Summer and Fall 2019 and would like to walk early will be able to fill out an Early Walk RSVP Form on this webpage also on March 15.

Graduation Deadlines/Timelines

Fall 2018

September 7, 2018Deadline to submit a Fall 2018 Graduation Application via MyState
October 15, 2018cbgrad.com available for Fall 2018 graduates (Order cap, gown if applicable)
December 12, 2018Official Date of Graduation for Fall 2018 (degree date)
December 17, 2018All I and IP grades, as well as current coursework must be completed
December 17, 2018Official transcripts for transfer credits (whether or not required for degree) must be received in the
Registrar's Office. Note: Transcripts from BHSU, DSU, NSU, SDSM&T, or USD do not need to be submitted
November/December 2018Diploma order system available online. Watch your Jacks account for more information.
January 11, 2019Deadline to select diploma pickup or delivery preference on MyState.
January 25, 2019Estimated date official transcripts (with degree posted) are available
March 2019

Diplomas mailed/Ready to pick up in Registrar's Office

April 1, 2019RSVP Spring 2019 Graduation Ceremony attendance via cbgrad.com
May 4, 2019SDSU Graduation Ceremonies: Frost Arena

Spring 2019

January 21, 2019Deadline to submit a Spring 2019 Graduation Application via MyState
March 15, 2019cbgrad.com available for Spring 2019 graduates (Order cap, gown if applicable)
May 3, 2019Official Date of Graduation for Spring 2019 (degree date)
April 1, 2019RSVP Spring 2019 Graduation Ceremony attendance via cbgrad.com
May 4, 2019SDSU Graduation Ceremonies: Frost Arena
May 8, 2019All I and IP grades, as well as current coursework must be completed
May 8, 2019Official transcripts for transfer credits (whether or not required for degree) must be received in the
Registrar's Office. Note: Transcripts from BHSU, DSU, NSU, SDSM&T, or USD do not need to be submitted
May/June 2019Diploma order system available online. Watch your Jacks account for more information.
June 21, 2019Estimated date official transcripts (with degree posted) are available
July 2019

Diplomas mailed/Ready to pick up at Registrar's Office