Graduation Information

How to Apply for Graduation

  1. How to Apply for Graduation

    1. Obtain the graduation application either online or at the Registrar’s office in the Student Services Building.
    2. On the graduation application list all courses you have taken to complete your major. Please list the courses in order as they appear on your advising grid, and put the exact course number and title of the course you took (i.e. for GEOG 1 at CCSF, call it GEOG1 on your application). Don’t forget to list work-in-progress (at the bottom of the form), incomplete grades, and transfer courses.
    3. If your ENVS advisor approved a course substitution, please bring evidence of the approval with you when you come in for signatures (an initialed advising grid, an e-mail from your advisor, etc.)  Community college exact equivalents for our courses (usually for lower-division courses such as SFSU Geography 101 or 102) don’t need advisor approval.
    4. Once the application is complete, you must obtain the signature of your concentration advisor and department chair. Office hours and contact info for advisors can be found here. If you have a double major, separate applications should be filled out for each major.
    5. Take the application with signatures to the Bursar’s Office and pay the $100.00 application fee.

    *Graduation Applications are due:*

    • Fall graduation - last Friday in September
    • Spring graduation - third Friday in February
    • Summer graduation - second Friday in July.

    For more information, please go to Office of the Registrar.


ENVS Graduation Reception

Each year the Environmental Studies Program holds a reception to honor its graduates. We like to give a more personal level of recognition than is found at the University-wide commencement. We invite graduates to come and bring family & friends, space permitting. Cap & gown are optional (traditionally about 3/4ths of the graduates wear them).

2015 Reception

Date: Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Time: 9:00-11:00am

Location: Knuth Hall (Creative Arts Building) - click for directions, info on parking.

RSVP: Graduates - RSVP by sending an email to by Friday, May 8th with your name and the number of guests you wish to bring. After that we will let you know if we have space to accommodate more than 5 guests for those who request more. No tickets are required, but we keep track of how many people are attending to ensure everyone will have a seat at the event.

SFSU Commencement

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