3 days of graduation ceremonies begin at SDSU

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SAN DIEGO — The College of Health and Human Services and College of Arts and Letters will kick off the three-day commencement weekend at San Diego State University Friday.

Nearly 9,600 students will be awarded degrees in seven ceremonies at Viejas Arena and one at the Imperial Valley campus, according to SDSU.

Around 7,500 seniors will receive bachelor’s degrees, while 2,000 or so graduate students will earn master’s degrees and 171 will be awarded doctorates.

The most popular degree this year is psychology, with 589 graduates, according to SDSU. Next is criminal justice, with 401.

The school said that other popular majors were finance, management, accounting, economics, marketing, mechanical engineering, communication studies or health communication, and liberal studies.

The weekend schedule in Viejas Arena:

  •  Friday at 10 a.m., College of Health and Human Services; 4 p.m. College of Arts and Letters;
  • Saturday at 8 a.m., College of Business Administration; 1 p.m., College of Sciences; 5:30 p.m., College of Engineering; and
  • Sunday at 9 a.m., College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts Ceremony; 2 p.m., College of Education and the Division of Undergraduate Studies Ceremony.

Cal State San Marcos postponed its Friday graduation ceremonies to Sunday because of the rainy weather. The school holds its commencement outdoors.

Saturday’s schedule at CSUSM is still a go.

The University of San Diego will confer law degrees Saturday, with other students graduating the following weekend. UC San Diego holds graduation ceremonies in June.

Community colleges are also awarding degrees beginning today.

At 1 p.m., more than 200 students are set to receive degrees at San Diego Miramar College. The ceremony had been planned outside but will now take place in the Hourglass Fieldhouse. San Diego police Chief Shelley Zimmerman is the keynote speaker.

San Diego Mesa College will have graduation ceremonies Saturday.

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