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9,000+ Students to Graduate From SDSU

The 2013 graduates will partake in commencement ceremonies Thursday through Sunday



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    Nearly 9,100 students are set to graduate from San Diego State University this week.

    It’s graduation season, which means San Diego State University is getting ready to hold their 2013 commencement ceremonies.

    From Thursday through Sunday, nearly 9,100 SDSU students will partake in graduation ceremonies.

    On Thursday at 7 p.m., students from the Imperial Valley Campus will have their commencement ceremony at the Rollie Carrillo Quad. On Friday, students from the College of Health and Human Services and College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts will attend their ceremonies at the Viejas Arena at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., respectively.

    On Saturday, three commencement ceremonies will be held at the Viejas Arena at 8 a.m., 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. for students from the College of Business Administration, College of Education and the Division of Undergraduate Studies and the College of Sciences.

    Finally, on Sunday, SDSU will confer degrees upon students from the College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Letters at the Viejas Arena at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.

    According to SDSU, of the 9,100 students graduating this year, 6,794 will earn bachelor’s degrees from one of the university’s eight colleges, while 2,109 graduate students will receive master’s degrees.

    A total of 135 students will receive doctorate degrees.

    This year’s graduation numbers also include 262 bachelor’s degree candidates and 10 master’s degree candidates from SDSU’s Imperial Valley campus.

    Representatives from SDSU say the College of Engineering will have the most intimate commencement ceremony this year, with 541 students graduating at Sunday’s 9 a.m. ceremony.

    The largest commencement ceremony will honor 1,976 students from the College of Arts and Letters on Sunday at 1 p.m.

    SDSU President Elliot Hirshman and Provost Nancy Marlin will confer the degrees upon the students during the ceremonies.

    In addition, SDSU will be giving honorary doctorate degrees to two distinguished San Diegans – former San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and Linda Lang, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Jack in the Box, Inc. They will be honored during the Friday and Saturday ceremonies.

    For more information about SDSU’s 2013 commencement ceremonies, visit this website.

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