Three students standing outside the Campus Center wearing caps and gowns take a selfie before the 2022 commencement.

Commencement 2023: August 18, 2023

Congratulations graduates! Commencement is our chance to honor your incredible accomplishments. We invite you, your family, loved ones and friends to gather to celebrate this important milestone. 

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, August 16 
5:30 p.m.M.S.W. Commencement Rehearsal (required)Campus Center Lower Level
Thursday, August 17
5:30 p.m. SSW President's Reception for graduating students and their guests (optional)TBA
Friday, August 18
11 a.m.SSW Ph.D. Graduate Brunch (optional)TBA
3:30 p.m.All Graduating Students assemble at the Campus CenterCampus Center Lower Level
4:30 p.m.SSW CommencementJohn M. Greene Hall
Immediately following commencementCommencement Reception (optional, tickets required)Campus Center

2022 Commencement Retrospective

"As you move into the next stage of your career, move into new organizations and communities - what are the principles from which you will operate? Can you keep them front and center even if you are pulled in many directions? … How will you live your values? Can you be bold? Can you be loving? It is in these moments that the leader in you grows…" 

-Dean Marianne Yoshioka, 2022 Commencement

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