• May 19, 2018
  • 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Nourse Theater
    275 Hayes Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
Add to Calendar 05/19/2018 3:00 pm 05/19/2018 5:00 pm America/Los_Angeles 2018 Commencement Celebrate our 2018 graduates at CIIS' 50th Annual Commencement Ceremony Saturday, May 19th. Nourse Theater
275 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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We are pleased to announce that the 2018 CIIS Commencement Ceremony will be held at the Nourse Theatre, a landmark venue in the heart of San Francisco's Performing Arts District just a few blocks from campus. The Nourse has an expansive seating capacity and is built in a beautiful Art Deco style with dramatic cathedral ceilings and beautiful architectural flourishes throughout. Located in Hayes Valley, Nourse Theatre is accessible by public transportation. Plan a trip via BART, MUNI and/or Golden Gate Transit by visiting http://511.org. Nearby parking lots include the Civic Center Parking Garage and the Performing Arts Garage.

A livestream of the 2018 CIIS Commencement Ceremony will be available on the CIIS Facebook page starting at 3pm the day of the event. 


Graduates must arrive at the Nourse Theater no later than 1:30 p.m. Graduates will be seated together by degree and academic program.  The Ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m.  Please note: there is no place to store personal belongings so only bring what you can carry on your person. We expect the Ceremony to end around 5:00 p.m.

GRADUATE REGALIA (cap and gown)

Regalia is optional. The link to order regalia is https://collegegrad.herffjones.com/. Please enter the full name of California Institute of Integral Studies in the search box. The school name will appear, then click on that to continue. The deadline to order is 9pm PST on April 23rd.


We are recommending that each graduate bring no more than six (6) guests to ensure there are enough seats for everyone's guests. Guests do not need advance tickets. Doors to the theater will open at 2:15pm. The ceremony begins promptly at 3:00 pm and will last approximately two hours. The theater is wheelchair accessible. The Commencement ceremony will be particularly long for young children and going in and out of the theater is disruptive to the ceremony. We do not recommend bringing infants and young children to the ceremony, as child care is not available.


We have been in touch with graduates who have indicated they or their guests will require accommodations for the ceremony. If you need to request accommodations, please contact Student Affairs at studentaffairs@ciis.edu.

Further Information

Information will be posted as date nears.

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