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 advisor or mentor. If you wish to be hooded by your advisor, it's very important that you inform him/her yourself! Please remind your advisor that he or she will need to have regalia for the ceremony as well.
The deadline for graduates to order regalia is May 1. The deadline for faculty and advisors 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)
Graduating students should RSVP for themselves and their guests through EventBrite. We ask that you invite no more than ten guests, as seating is limited. In special circumstances, for example if you have extended family coming from out of town, you may request to be allowed to bring additional guests, if space permits. Please direct your request for any additional guests 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 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.
Nojo Ramen Tavern, 231 Franklin St
The Grove Hayes, 301 Hayes St
Chez Maman West, 401 Gough St
Lers Ros Thai, 307 Hayes St
CALA, 149 Fell St
Cadence, 1446 Market St
Absinthe Brasserie & Bar, 398 Hayes St
Jardinière, 300 Grove St
Monsieur Benjamin, 451 Gough St
Rich Table, 199 Gough St
Performing Arts Garage, 360 Grove St
City Park Archstone Fox Plaza Garage, 1390 Market St
California Parking, 110 Franklin St
Civic 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)