Webcast

View a recording of the commencement ceremony webcasts on the SSU YouTube channel.

Morning Ceremony webcast

Afternoon Ceremony webcast

9 a.m.
School of Science & Technology
School of Social Sciences

3 p.m.
School of Arts & Humanities
School of Business & Economics
School of Education

Program

View the official Commencement program with the list of graduates (PDF).

Chair of the Faculty Margaret Purser presiding
University Banner Bearer Mac Hart, President, Associated Students
Processional Pomp and Circumstance, Sir Edward Elgar; Triumphal March from Aida, Giuseppe Verdi
Musical Selection America the Beautiful by Samuel Ward. Performed by Talia Trozzo
Welcome and Introductions Ruben Armiñana, President
Greeting from the California State University Rebecca Eisen, California State University Board of Trustees
Greeting from the Associated Students Mac Hart, President
Excellence in Teaching Award Jerry Morris, Eric Williams
Staff Excellence Award Steven Anderson
Student Speaker Kathleen Burns
Commencement Address Adam Braun, CEO, Pencils of Promise
Charge to the Graduates Ruben Armiñana, President
Presentation of Candidates/Conferring of Degrees Ruben Armiñana, President
Master’s Degrees
Andrew Rogerson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Bachelor’s Degrees
Andrew Rogerson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Lynn Stauffer, Dean, School of Science and Technology
John Wingard, Interim Dean, School of Social Sciences
Presentation of Diplomas
Musical Selection Sonoma State Hymn, by Charles Rhinehart and Hobart Thomas. Performed by Talia Trozzo
Recessional Trumpet Voluntary in D, Henry Purcell; Second Suite in F, 4th movement and First Suite in E Flat, 3rd movement, Gustav Holst
Chair of the Faculty Margaret Purser presiding
University Banner Bearer Matthew Dougherty, Vice President of Finance, Associated Students
Processional Pomp and Circumstance, Sir Edward Elgar; Triumphal March from Aida, Giuseppe Verdi
Musical Selection America the Beautiful by Samuel Ward. Performed by Talia Trozzo
Welcome and Introductions Ruben Armiñana, President
Greeting from the California State University Rebecca Eisen, California State University Board of Trustees
Greeting from the Associated Students Matthew Dougherty, Vice President of Finance
Honorary Degree Gary Heck, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters
Staff Excellence Award John Müller
Student Speaker Ashley Kimball
Commencement Address Adam Braun, CEO, Pencils of Promise
Charge to the Graduates Ruben Armiñana, President
Education Credential Candidates
Carlos Ayala, Dean, School of Education
Presentation of Candidates/Conferring of Degrees Ruben Armiñana, President
Master’s Degrees
Andrew Rogerson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Bachelor’s Degrees
Andrew Rogerson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Carlos Ayala, Dean, School of Education
Thaine Stearns, Interim Dean, School of Arts and Humanities
William Silver, Dean, School of Business and Economics
Presentation of Diplomas
Musical Selection Sonoma State Hymn, by Charles Rhinehart and Hobart Thomas. Performed by Talia Trozzo
Recessional Trumpet Voluntary in D, Henry Purcell; Second Suite in F, 4th movement and First Suite in E Flat, 3rd movement, Gustav Holst

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