Chemistry Convocation


Graduating Seniors during Summer 2016, Fall 2016 and Spring 2017

Graduates will receive an invitation on April 3, 2017 via their SJSU email address. Sign-up deadline is 5:00pm on Friday, April 28, 2017. It is extremely important for graduates to activate and check their SJSU email. This will be the email the Department of Chemistry will be using to communicate information about the Convocation. If you don't currently access it, please click the following link for instructions: SJSU Email.

The Chemistry Convocation will be held on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 12:00pm in the University Theater. The processional will begin at 12:00pm sharp.

There will be a small reception which will immediately follow the Convocation in the University Theater Lobby. Light drinks and appetizers will be provided.

Graduates will have an opportunity on stage to give thanks to those that have helped make their accomplishments possible and inform us of future plans.

Sign-up, Event and Ticket Information:

  1. Sign-up deadline is 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2017.
  2. There is no charge for tickets. However, there will be a limit to how many tickets will be available per graduate.  Graduates who have signed-up will be able to pick up tickets for their guests between May 9th-May 19th at the Chemistry Department Office, room Duncan Hall 518, during business hours of 9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00PM-4:00PM. Graduates will need to present their SJSU ID when picking up guest tickets. Tickets may not be picked up by anyone else other than the Graduate.

Timeline of Event:

11:00am – 11:30am Graduates check-in. 

11:00am – 11:45am Guests enter University Theater. All guests must be seated by 11:45am. No guest entrance after 11:45am until processional is complete.

12:00pm - 1:00pm Chemistry Convocation.

1:00pm- 2:00pm Reception.


Academic Regalia can be purchased through the Spartan Bookstore. For more information about the Academic Regalia, click here.

Undergraduate students (BA and BS) wear cap and gown with a gold tassel.

Graduate students wear cap, gown, white hood (MA) or gold hood (MS), with a black tassel. 


Grad Images will be taking pictures prior, during and after the event. For those interested in purchasing pictures, you will need to complete a GradImages card prior to event. GradImages card will be collected as Graduates walks on stage.

There will be a group picture of all the graduates and faculty on stage at the end of the Chemistry Convocation. 

Questions and Concerns:

For all questions and concerns about the Chemistry Convocation, please email the department: