Family & Friends Information

2018 Commencement Ceremonies Schedule


The 111th Commencement Ceremonies are scheduled for Saturday, May 12, at the Nourse Theater in San Francisco. 

Two ceremonies will take place. Please plan accordingly based on the degree being conferred. 


Master Degree
9 a.m. - Doors and seating begins for guests (tickets are required)
10 a.m. - Master degree candidates ceremony begins (MA, MFA, MBA, MArch, MAAD). The ceremony will take approximately one hour.  
Bachelor Degree
1 p.m. - Doors and seating begins for guests (tickets are required)
2 p.m. - Bachelor degree candidates ceremony begins (BA, BFA, BArch). The ceremony will take approximately 90 minutes. 
4 p.m. - New alumni and guests are invited to a celebratory reception, hosted by the Alumni Council, on the San Francisco campus. 


Parents E-newsletter

In February, graduating student's parents will begin to receive monthly emails informing them about how to prepare and what to expect from their attendance at this year's commencement ceremonies. 

If you do not receive an email by mid-February, please email

Driving Directions

CCA's commencement ceremony takes place, rain or shine, at the Nourse Theater located at 201-299 Hayes Street in San Francisco (near Civic Center).

Print the driving directions to the theater. 


Hayes Street Garage
150 Hayes St. (between Polk St. & Van Ness Ave.)

American West Parking Lot
15 Oak St. (between Highway 101 & Franklin St.)

Civic Center Plaza Garage
355 McAllister St. (between Polk St. & Larkin St.)

Performing Arts Garage
110 Franklin St. at Oak St. & 360 Grove St. at Gough St. 

Transportation Options

As parking is limited, see alternative transportation services. 


We encourage guests to make hotel reservations well in advance of commencement. See San Francisco or Oakland / East Bay for local accommodations.

Diploma Frames

We are pleased to offer CCA diploma frames feature gray and black with a gold embossing of the college's name.

Framing Success was chosen as the college's provider for its ongoing commitment to the environment. A variety of styles are offered, and all hardwood frames are made with Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®) certified wood from well-managed forests.

The unique custom frame design allows for easy document insertion, so there’s no need to send your diploma.

Order CCA Diploma Frame

Class Rings

Graduating students can now display their accomplishments with college rings from Herff Jones. There are numerous combinations that allows your students to customize their class ring to be reflective of their accomplishments at CCA.

Order your CCA class ring