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
- Share: Include the hashtag #UCSFDent17 in your posts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Frequently asked questions
- Is a ticket required?
- How many guests can graduates invite?
Six (6). Seating is limited.
- How early shoulds guests arrive?
Doors to seating open 30 minutes before the ceremony. Guest seating is first-come, first-served — no assigned reserved seats.
- How long does the commencement ceremony last?
About two hours.
- Can I videotape the ceremony?
Yes, if you don't obstruct the views of others. Tripods are not allowed.
- 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.
- Guests with disabilities
If you need reasonable accommodattions 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.