There are two graduation activities that current and upcoming graduates can attend:
The Department Convocation will be held at the Music Concert Hall from 12:00pm – 3:00pm on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Graduates from Summer 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, and Summer 2013 are invited to participate in the ceremony. The names of all attending graduates will be called.
The San José State University Commencement will be held at Spartan Stadium on May 25th, 2013 for all graduates (both undergraduate and graduate students). More information can be found in the Commencement Guide.
Tickets are $12 and children 3 years and under get free admission. Graduates do not need a ticket. Three tickets will be sold per graduate, approximately 300 tickets will be sold and will not be sold at the event. They can only be purchased at the Event Center Box Office on campus. View event ticketing for more information.
Attending graduates will walk across stage and their name will be read by area. Business casual attire is encouraged for both students and guests.
Historically most students have worn cap and gown. These will be available for sale through the campus bookstore (or you may be able to borrow one from a friend and then purchase only your tassel). Department graduates should purchase the white tassel. The SJSU Spartan Bookstore will be selling regalia from April to May. Students may make purchases in the bookstore or online. Announcements are also available through the bookstore.
The RSVP link is now closed. The deadline has passed and students who have not RSVP'd will not be able to participate.
day of event
All participating students must check in at the registration station upon arrival. Graduates MUST arrive between 10:30 am and no later than 11:30 am to check in and begin lining up. The processional will begin at 12:00 pm sharp. Doors will close 10 minutes prior to processional. The ceremony should last approximately one hour. The reception begins following the ceremony on the Music Concert Hall Lawn (between the Music Building and Event Center) and will end at approximately 3:00 pm.
All guests attending the convocation ceremony will require a ticket. Children under 3 who do not require a seat are FREE. No stroller, carriers, tripods, baggage, or other items that will obstruct the aisles permitted. A designated area will be available for strollers to be left at your own risk. No noise makers, poppers, silly string, blow horns, or balloons will be permitted and will be confiscated at the door.
The department is not responsible for production and distribution of diplomas. Official diplomas are mailed 2 to 3 months after students' graduating semester from Admissions & Records office. Please contact them at (408) 283-7500.