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Commencement 2017

commencement 2016
Elisabeth Fall

Commencement is a celebratory event — the culmination of years of study and hard work, commemorating a student's completion of the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree program. The bestowal of the ceremonial hood marks a special moment in the presence of family and friends — an opportunity to reflect upon their time in the School of Dentistry, and to look ahead to future endeavors.

About Commencement 2017

  • When: Wednesday, June 14, 11 a.m.
  • Where: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
  • Who: 2017 graduates of the DDS, IDP and Dental Hygiene programs. Featured speaker: Jeffory Eaton, DDS '83, UCSF volunteer faculty member
  • Share: Include the hashtag #UCSFDent17 in your posts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Faculty: RSVPs for the ceremony are no longer being accepted.

Frequently asked questions

  1. Is a ticket required?
    Yes.
  2. How many guests can graduates invite?
    Eight (8): Six tickets for seating in Herbst Theatre; two for seating in the upstairs Atrium Theatre, where the ceremony can be viewed via live-stream.
  3. How early should guests arrive?
    Doors to seating open 45 minutes before the ceremony. Guest seating is first-come, first-served — no assigned reserved seats.
  4. How long does the commencement ceremony last?
    About two hours.
  5. Can I videotape the ceremony?
    Yes, if you don't obstruct the views of others. Tripods are not allowed.
  6. Will there be a place where graduates can store valuables during the ceremony?
    No. Graduates should leave valuables and personal possessions with family or friends.
  7. Guests with disabilities
    If you need reasonable accommodations for this event, contact the Office of Student Services, 415.476.1101, by Monday, May 30. Some accommodations (e.g., sign language interpretation and real-time captioning) may take longer to arrange.