All graduating students must receive an Authorization to Begin Closeout Process form from their Group Practice Leader (GPL). The authorization form is a checklist of items students must complete to clear from the school. Each student should return the form to the GPL, who will then inform the student when to pick up the closeout form from Robert Kim, Business Office, located in 4B22.
Each student must have completed the closeout process prior to commencement in order to receive a diploma.
Students will receive an email during Winter and Spring Quarters 2019 to complete a survey to participate in commencement and to order their regalia. There is no charge to students to rent the academic regalia (cap, gown, hood, and tassel). Replacement cost if rentals are not returned are $370.90 (Doctor), $249.80 (Master), and $191.90 (Bachelor).
Regalia rentals will be distributed by the Office of Academic Affairs on designated dates and times to be announced. Watch for an email message regarding those dates and times in the near future.
Students may invite their parents who are dentists or alumni of the Dugoni School of Dentistry to participate in their on-stage hooding as they walk the stage to receive their diploma. Juliet Carrillo in the Dugoni Dental School's Dean's office will be coordinating hooding at the commencement ceremony.
Each graduate receives his or her diploma alphabetically within their respective degree program. To ensure that candidates get the correct diploma and that the proper name is read, each candidate is assigned a specific seat. UPDATE FORTHCOMING: the seating assignments listed below to determine which section, row and seat number you have been assigned.
Students should plan to arrive at least 1 hour before the start of the ceremony. The ceremony begins at 2:00 pm at The Masonic on 1111 California Street in San Francisco. The garage at the Masonic will charge $35 for parking. Please give yourself extra travel time due to expected heavier traffic around the Masonic.