Date: Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Time: Ceremony starts at 3:00 pm.
Location: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St, San Francisco, CA 94102
How long is the ceremony?
Approximately 2 hours. The ceremony is expected to end around 5:00pm. There will be a light reception immediately following the ceremony on Grove Street.
What time should graduates arrive at the Bill Graham?
Graduates must arrive by 2:15 pm, and no later than 2:20 pm. They will then check in and line up to process into the hall.
Do tickets cost anything?
No. Tickets to Commencement are free, but must be requested on the graduate survey.
How many tickets may I request?
Please fill out the graduate survey and request the exact number of tickets you would like. Generally, each student can receive up to ten tickets if you request your tickets and order your regalia by the deadline. However, some tickets will be available by lottery. Those who win the ticket lottery will be notified in early April.
Do all my guests need tickets?
Yes, every guest must have a ticket, except for children under age 4 who can sit on a guest’s lap. Graduates participating in the ceremony do not need a ticket for themselves.
What time should my guests arrive?
Doors open at 2:15 pm for general seating. There is no reserved seating. If you requested accommodations for your guests with disabilities, the special seating instructions will be included with your tickets. Guests with special seating passes must arrive at 1:45 pm. There is no special seating once general seating begins at 2:15 pm.
The Bill Graham is located about 2 blocks from UC Hastings campus, so the UC Hastings garage is an option for parking. Public Transportation is also an option. Click here for more information.
Will there be a place to leave guests’ strollers, walkers, etc. during the event?
Yes, there will be a “Stroller Check” area at the venue. Strollers, walkers, wheelchairs, etc., that would be in the way during the ceremony may be checked.
Where do I go after the ceremony?
Walk out onto Grove Street for a light reception. Invite your guests to join you!
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