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Last updated on May 10, 2024


SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, May 11, 2024

Location: Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

  • Master's Degree Candidates' Ceremony
    • 10:00 a.m.: Doors open for students and guests (tickets are required, no exceptions)
    • 11:00 a.m.: Ceremony begins (expected to conclude at 12:00 p.m.)
  • Bachelor's Degree Candidates' Ceremony
    • 2:00 p.m.: Doors open for students and guests (tickets are required, no exceptions)
    • 3:00 p.m.: Ceremony begins (expected to conclude at 4:30 p.m.)

As learned in previous years, the event is subject to change – we will keep eligible students updated. Please watch your CCA email for more information in the upcoming months.

VACCINATION POLICY: We will be following Sydney Goldstein Theater guidelines on vaccination mandates.

Sydney Goldstein Theater's COVID protocol follows San Francisco Department of Public Health guidelines and/or requirements of the featured guests. At this time, masks are encouraged but not required. Additionally, we will continue to follow CDC guidelines and local health directives.

Commencement Eligibility

During this spring's commencement ceremonies, CCA will celebrate the Class of 2024:

  • Degree Recipients: Fall 2023
  • Anticipated Degree Recipients: Spring 2024 & Summer 2024

We encourage you to connect with Student Records to ensure you are on the pathway to completing your academic requirements and are eligible to participate in commencement.

Questions about eligibility? Please contact Questions about the ceremony? Please contact

Latest Updates



  • MAY 10, 2024: Check out our new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page for last-minute details!
  • APRIL 27, 2024: If you missed Commencement Ticket Pick Up Days on April 16 & 17 or you are hoping to receive extra tickets ($2 each), we will be sending details soon. Please watch your CCA email and save the date:
    • Late / Extra Ticket Pick Up:
      • Wednesday, May 1, 2024 | 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • What if I can't pick up tickets at those times? Ask a friend to pick up your tickets! Email their name and email address to before ticket pick up.
    • What if I missed the Commencement Questionnaire deadline? Submit your Commencement Questionnaire now! Only students who completed their Commencement Questionnaire will be eligible to claim tickets.
    • How many extra tickets ($2 each) may I purchase? The availability of extra tickets for the bachelor's ceremony is limited. We will do our best to fulfill everyone's requests. However, we may not be able to accommodate large requests. Priority will be given to students who completed their Commencement Questionnaires and picked up their complimentary tickets on time. Plenty of extra tickets are available for the master's ceremony.
  • APRIL 11, 2024: Thank you for your patience. Please watch your CCA email – we will send an announcement tomorrow or Saturday with everything you need to know about ticket pick up. For now, please save the dates:
    • Commencement Ticket Pick Up Days:
      • Tuesday, April 16, 2024 | 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
      • Wednesday, April 17, 2024 | 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Only students who completed their Commencement Questionnaire will be eligible to claim tickets. If you missed the deadline, please complete your Commencement Questionnaire now.
  • MARCH 20, 2024: If you missed the initial Commencement Questionnaire deadline or need to edit your responses, please do so by the extended deadline!
    • ***REQUIRED Commencement Questionnaire Deadline – EXTENDED***
      • MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2024 (11:59 p.m. Pacific) [Time Zone Convertor]
        • Missed the initial deadline? If so, please submit your Commencement Questionnaire now – we sent reminders from on Wednesday, March 20, 2024.
        • Need to edit your questionnaire? Click on the Commencement Questionnaire link to review and/or update your responses before the extended deadline.
  • MARCH 18, 2024: All eligible students who had not yet submitted Commencement Questionnaires were emailed reminders from on Sunday, March 17, 2024.
    • Did you miss the March 17, 2024 Commencement Questionnaire deadline? Please submit your Commencement Questionnaire now!
    • Are you having trouble accessing the Commencement Questionnaire? Submitting your Commencement Questionnaire requires being logged into your CCA email account. Please double check that Google is not defaulting to your personal / non-CCA email – consider logging into your CCA account from a different browser window and trying the link again.
  • FEBRUARY 29, 2024: All eligible students, please check your CCA email for our CCA Commencement 2024: Steps to Participate, and please submit your Commencement Questionnaire!
    • If you did not receive the email directly from, please reach out to to confirm your eligibility as soon as possible.
    • If you have any questions about commencement or the Commencement Questionnaire, please contact, and we will be happy to help.
      • ***REQUIRED Commencement Questionnaire Deadline***
  • FEBRUARY 14, 2024: Based on spring add/drop data, we are finalizing the eligibility list for Commencement 2024 – eligible Class of 2024 students, please look for the Commencement Questionnaire in your CCA email later this February.
    • The Commencement Questionnaire (REQUIRED!) will collect important commencement planning details: 
      • Opt in / out of participating in the ceremony
      • Share how to publish your name
      • Request tickets for the ceremony
      • And more!
  • NOVEMBER 30, 2023: Watch your CCA email for upcoming CCA Commencement 2024 updates! Eligible Class of 2024 students will begin receiving details before winter break, and updates will continue throughout spring 2024. Questions? Please email

Graduation Information

For more information about graduation eligibility, please visit Student Handbook: Graduation.

  • Graduation vs. Commencement: Learn more about the difference between Graduation vs. Commencement.
  • Diplomas: Visit Diplomas for information about when diplomas are mailed, how your name will appear, how to confirm your diploma mailing address, and more.
  • Transcripts: Visit Transcripts for information about how to request CCA transcripts.

Questions about graduation or commencement eligibility, diplomas, or transcripts? Please contact Questions about the ceremony? Please contact

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