2017 Commencement Ceremony

Waiting the arrival of our graduates.

Waiting the arrival of our graduates.

Student Affairs team prepares our graduates for the commencement ceremony.

Student Affairs team prepares our graduates for the commencement ceremony.

Graduates await the start of commencement ceremony.

Graduates await the start of commencement ceremony.

Keynote speaker and distinguished guest Sheila Antrum mingles with the graduates before the ceremony.

Keynote speaker and distinguished guest Sheila Antrum mingles with the graduates before the ceremony.

Keynote speaker and distinguished guest Sheila Antrum with doctoral graduate Linda Gregory.

Keynote speaker and distinguished guest Sheila Antrum with doctoral graduate Linda Gregory.

Keynote speaker and distinguished guest Sheila Antrum mingles with the graduates before the ceremony.

Keynote speaker and distinguished guest Sheila Antrum mingles with the graduates before the ceremony.

Group of graduates poses as they await the start of commencement.

Group of graduates poses as they await the start of commencement.

Voces Latinas graduates pose as they await the start of commencement.

Voces Latinas graduates pose as they await the start of commencement.

Group of graduates poses as they await the start of commencement.

Group of graduates poses as they await the start of commencement.

Chancellor Sam Hawgood welcomes the graduates, friends and family to commencement.

Chancellor Sam Hawgood welcomes the graduates, friends and family to commencement.

Crowd listens at the start of commencement ceremony.

Crowd listens at the start of commencement ceremony.

Student address from Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Student Schola Matovu.

Student address from Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Student Schola Matovu.

Crowd kudos to our Master's Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN) graduates.

Crowd kudos to our Master's Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN) graduates.

Interim Dean Sandra Weiss addresses the group.

Interim Dean Sandra Weiss addresses the group.

Vice Chancellor Elizabeth Watkins addresses the group.

Vice Chancellor Elizabeth Watkins addresses the group.

Interim Dean Sandra Weiss addresses the group.

Interim Dean Sandra Weiss addresses the group.

Student address from Master of Science in Nursing Student Haruka Kelley.

Student address from Master of Science in Nursing Student Haruka Kelley.

Commencement address from President and Senior Vice President UCSF Health Sheila Antrum.

Commencement address from President and Senior Vice President UCSF Health Sheila Antrum.

The MS Program Excellence in Teaching Award is bestowed by graduates to a faculty member in recognition of their dedication, support, and excellence in teaching. This year's recipient is JoAnne Saxe (far right).

Applause for the graduates at the conclusion of this year's commencement ceremony.

Applause for the graduates at the conclusion of this year's commencement ceremony.

On May 26, 2017, graduates of the UC San Francisco School of Nursing were celebrated in the 2017 Commencement, held at Davies Symphony Hall in the Civic Center of San Francisco. Distinguished guest, President UCSF Medical Center, Sheila Antrum delivered the address.

The afternoon's printed program listed several student and faculty awards, 15 candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD degree), 7 candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, and 174 candidates for the Master of Science degree.

Special thanks to our photographer Elisabeth Fall and support from Mike McLaughlin. Please share commencement photos with us through #UCSFNurse2017. Congratulations graduates!