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Commencement 2014

Saturday, May 10


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

Morning Ceremony webcast

Afternoon Ceremony webcast

Commencement Lawn

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

Disabled Accommodations

Permits are not required on Commencement day. Guests with a valid disable placard can park in Lot G, the closest lot to the Commencement site. Additionally, advance reservations for a special “assigned seating” area for the disabled or limited mobility guest plus one helper can be requested. The assigned seating area is a section of metal folding chairs on the lawn.


Commencement will be held rain or shine. Graduates and guests should be prepared. Check current weather in Rohnert Park.


Commencement Speaker: Adam Braun, Founder & CEO of Pencils of Promise and New York Times best selling author; global education expert; leadership & innovation advisor
Student Commencement Speakers: Ashley Kimball, B.A. Theatre Arts; Kathleen Burns, B.A. Psychology


Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters: Gary Heck, Chairman of the Board, Korbel Champagne Cellars
Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award: Jerry Morris, Mathematics and Statistics, and Eric Williams, Criminology and Criminal Justice
Staff Excellence Award: Steven Anderson, Physics & Astronomy and John Mϋller, Access Services/IT