1. Student Resources


Streamed Online

Friday, May 22, 2020, 5:00 PM PACIFIC (SATURDAY 8:00 AM BEIJING CST)

This year’s virtual ceremony will take place on the SFCM YouTube channel with real-time comments, as well as will be viewable here on our website (for those who may have difficulty accessing YouTube directly).

View Commencement Program >

When you can't walk the walk...

Talk the talk. Since we can't physically gather this year, we want to celebrate all graduating students the way you want to be recognized. Submit your 10-second video with your favorite words of wisdom to be included in the reel with your fellow classmates. View Words of Wisdom sample.
Upload yours here by May 11 >

Participation in Commencement

Students that have met all the requirements within their degree program, as confirmed by the Office of Academic Affairs and Registrar, are eligible to participate in Commencement. Students that completed all degree requirements and graduated in Fall Semester ("December graduates") are eligible to participate in the May Commencement ceremony.

Mandatory Meetings for Graduating Students

The Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Academic Affairs and Registrar will hold a meeting for all graduates on Thursday, April 30 (Zoom link provided by email).

Check your mail. Your actual snail mail.

Two mailings are coming your way to the address you provided to Alumni Relations Officer Maria Shaw: one pre-graduation to celebrate your accomplishments no matter our physical distance, and one over the summer with your diploma.


All 2020 graduates are invited to return to campus next year to participate in the May 2021 commencement ceremony if you’d like to physically walk, wear the cap and gown, and participate in a traditional graduation experience. You may participate both online this year and in person next year (you’ll still receive your diploma this year!).