Thursday, May 16, 2024 - 8:00 pm
students, family, friends, faculty, staff

201 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102

Commencement celebrates a pharmacy student’s completion of the PharmD degree program, providing a special moment in the presence of family and friends to reflect upon their previous years and look ahead to their future careers. Details on the 2024 event, including more about our Commencement speaker, guest tickets, and COVID safety information, will be posted here upon release.

All event details are subject to change in response to pandemic conditions. This page was last updated on September 25, 2023, and will be updated as new information becomes available.

Arriving to the venue

For transportation options aside from ride sharing services, there are two nearby parking garages for attendees driving to the venue and public transportation options. For parking options near the venue, you may park at the Civic Center Plaza Garage or the Performing Arts Garage. Rates vary throughout the day. MUNI lines serving Davies Symphony Hall include #5, 21, 47, and 49. Underground MUNI metro and the F Streetcar line stop nearby at Market Street and Van Ness Avenue. BART lines serve the nearby Civic Center station at Market and Eighth Streets. For more information on Bay Area public transportation options and trip planning for the entire San Francisco Bay Area, please visit or by dialing 511.

Celebratory and decorative items

We understand that guests may want to bring celebratory or decorative items to commencement to celebrate their graduate. Per venue guidelines, balloons, bullhorns, and air horns are not allowed. Signage is allowed but may only be put up momentarily as your graduate crosses the stage to allow other audience members to view their graduate. We ask that you refrain from putting leis and flower arrangements around your graduate until after the ceremony to ease the hooding process.


Contact Student Affairs Coordinator Julia Shefcik, MFA ([email protected]).