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Ceremony Information

Saturday, May 19, 2018, the Nourse Theater in Hayes Valley


Graduates from Summer 2017, Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 are invited to attend the Commencement Ceremony on May 19, 2018. Exceptions are intended for students who have officially completed all coursework by Spring 2018 and a final semester of practicum in Summer 2018.

Students requesting an exception will have to fill out the online form by March 1, 2018 to be included in the program. Exceptions to participate can be granted after March 1st, but those names will not be included in the program. Please note that student requesting an exception to participate will still need to complete all requirements to graduate from MyCIIS  (see the Graduation Guidebook). For questions, please email To access the exception online form, you will need to be logged in with your MyMail CIIS email.


Please see other important information in the Graduation Guidebook. For inquiries concerning the Institute’s graduation procedures and the Commencement ceremony, please contact Student Affairs at









Graduation Guidelines for CIIS

Please follow the steps in the Graduation Guidebook for Graduation and Commencement procedures: