Commencement Details and Resources

Master's (MA, MS, and MAS) students and graduate students in the Physical Therapy (DPT) degree program are hooded by designated representatives of their program. Doctoral (PhD) graduate students are usually hooded by their research adviser or mentor. If you wish to be hooded by your adviser, it's very important that you inform him/her yourself! Please remind your adviser that he or she will need to have regalia for the ceremony as well.

You'll need to order your regalia (caps, gowns, hoods, and tassels) for the Ceremony directly from the Jostens website. You may also order graduation announcements from Jostens if you wish.

The deadline for graduates to order regalia is May 1. The deadline for faculty and advisers to order regalia specific to their alma mater is the same.

If you have any trouble with your order from Jostens, please contact Steve Sjostrand, Jostens' sales representative for UCSF. (Tel: 650/530-2385)

Inviting Guests
Registration for graduates and their guests has closed. Please direct any questions to Shelly Kim at Kennedy Events.

Transportation, Parking and Nearby Restaurants
There will be no reception at the Nourse Theater. If you would like to go out for a celebratory meal with your guests following the ceremony in the vicinity of the Theater, we highly recommend that you make a reservation, as restaurants will fill rapidly. A partial list of restaurants (both formal and casual) in the area follows.

The Nourse Theater is located at 275 Hayes Street, between Van Ness and Franklin, close to the Civic Center of San Francisco. The theater is not far from several public transportation options. It's about a 10-minute walk from the Civic Center BART station, and close to stops on the 21, 47, and 49 Muni bus lines. Street parking in the area is limited. See a short list of parking facilities below, or see the parking map on the theater's website.


N​ojo Ramen Tavern, 231 Franklin St
(415) 896­-4587

T​he Grove Hayes, 301 Hayes St
(415) 624­-3953

C​hez Maman West, 401 Gough St
(415) 355­-9067

L​ers Ros Thai, 307 Hayes St
(415) 874­-9661

C​ALA, 149 Fell St
(415) 660­-7701

C​adence, 1446 Market St
(415) 851­-8561

A​bsinthe Brasserie & Bar, 398 Hayes St
(415) 551­-1590

J​ardinière, 300 Grove St
(415) 861­-5555

M​onsieur Benjamin, 451 Gough St
(415) 403­-2233

R​ich Table, 199 Gough St
(415) 355­-9085


P​erforming Arts Garage, 360 Grove St
C​ity Park Archstone Fox Plaza Garage, 1390 Market St
C​alifornia Parking, 110 Franklin St
C​ivic Center Plaza Garage, 355 Mcallister St
Place 2 Park, Oak & Franklin (enter on Franklin)
Star Park, 69 Polk St (enter on Polk or Hayes)
Douglas Parking, 39 Polk St (enter on Polk)