Social Work Commencement Ceremony Eligibility

Students who completed their degree in August 2019, December 2019, May 2020, August 2020, December 2020 or are due to complete their degree in May 2021 or August 2021* are eligible to participate in the 2021 Social Work Commencement ceremony at the Los Angeles Coliseum on May 19, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. (PT). 

Questions about eligibility should be sent to your program.

MSW: Social Work Registrar or VAC Registrar
DSW: DSW Registrar
PhD: Malinda Sampson, PhD Program Manager
MSN: MSN Registrar

August Graduates

*August 2021 graduates can choose to participate in May 2021 or May 2022. Only students who have completed a minimum of units (see below) by the end of Fall 2020 and have a minimum 3.0 GPA will be included in the school's printed program. Students matriculating in August 2021 who do not meet these requirements will be included in the school's May 2022 printed program. In either case, August 2021 graduates can participate in the Social Work Commencement ceremony for 2021 or 2022 and have their name called and walk across stage. The unit requirement is only for printed recognition.

MSW: 46 units
DSW: 27 units
PhD: 48 units (excluding 794abcdz dissertation credits)
MSN: 39 units