Unhealthy Air Quality

Due to unhealthy air quality, all Samuel Merritt University campuses will be closed through Sunday, November 25. This closure includes clinicals. We plan to re-open all campuses on Monday, November 26.

Commencement 2018


Friday, May 25, 2018
Friday, May 25, 2018

Samuel Merritt University's 2018 Commencement ceremonies will take place on Friday, May 25 at The Paramount Theatre in Oakland. A 9:30 AM ceremony for Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Master of Occupational Therapy and Master Physician Assistant programs. A 1:30 PM ceremony will be held for graduates of the Doctor of Nursing Practice, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN, RN to BSN, and ABSN programs), and Master of Science in Nursing program graduates.

2018 Commencement Speaker
Doctoral, Bachelor, Masters Ceremony

This year's commencement speaker is Naomi Fuchs, CEO, Santa Rosa Community Health Centers. Ms. Fuchs has served as CEO since 2001. Ms. Fuchs also participates in numerous countywide organizations and committees, including the Redwood Community Health Coalition, California Primary Care Association, Health Action, and the Committee for Healthcare Improvement.

For more information:

If you have additional questions about Commencement, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs at 510.879.6200 ext. 7373.

Click here for information about The Paramount Theatre.

SMU will live stream the graduation ceremony!  Visit the graduation live stream page for more information.

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