2018 Graduate Division Commencement

Nourse Theater - San Francisco CA

The 2018 Graduate Division Commencement Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 6, at 6 p.m. at the Nourse Theater at 275 Hayes Street in downtown San Francisco! We look forward to celebrating this major milestone with our graduate students, their families and friends, and with our faculty and staff at UCSF, who also take great pride in our students' accomplishments.

Patricia (Patsy) Babbitt, PhD, will give this year's Commencement Address. Dr. Babbitt is professor of computational biology in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and the Quantitative Biosciences Institute. She was a founder and long-time director of the graduate program in Biological and Medical Informatics at UCSF. Dr. Babbitt was elected in 2018 as a Fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology for “her pioneering contributions to our understanding of sequence-structure-function connections in enzymes, and to our ability to computationally annotate and predict those connections.” She is the first person in her immediate family to go to college.

Please RSVP through EventBrite no later than May 4 if you are graduating and intend to participate in the Ceremony. Note that the deadline to order your regalia (cap, gown, and hood) is April 30.  (Guests of graduates should not respond in this way. Graduates are asked to indicate the number of guests they are bringing when they register.) 

Students who are eligible to graduate this year received a formal invitation via email from the Graduate Division. The School of Nursing holds its own commencement ceremony; therefore, the Graduate Division does not normally invite nursing students to participate in Graduate Division Commencement. However, if you are a nursing student and you cannot participate in the SON ceremony, but you would like to participate in the Graduate Division ceremony, please contact us.  We would be happy to accommodate you.

See information about ordering regalia, parking for the event, nearby restaurants, and more.