CoB Fall 2013 Convocation
Lucas College and Graduate School of Business
Fall 2013 Convocation Ceremony
On December 19th, the College of Business will hold its Fall convocation, celebrating
the accomplishments of its Fall graduates. If you are registered to graduate in Fall
2013 we invite you, your family and your guests to attend the ceremony.
This event is wheelchair accessible. For event center seating questions please contact the event center box office at 408-924-6360. Graduating students that need special accommodations for themselves should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
The College of Business Fall convocation is only for College of Business students. During the ceremony, each student's name will be announced when then they cross the stage and they will be congratulated and photographed with the Deans from the College. Your official SJSU diploma will be mailed to you at a later date by the University.
Below is a FAQ section that should answer your questions about the CoB convocation ceremony. Should you need additional information, please send an email to email@example.com. In the meantime you can view the Convocation picture album here.
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday December 19Th!
P.S. Please consider sending an email invitation to your favorite professor to attend the ceremony. You will not have to purchase a ticket for them, but they are as eager to cheer your accomplishments as your family and friends!
Thursday December 19, 2013
4:00pm - Event Center doors open to the public.
4:00pm - Graduating Students Line-up for Processional March*.
5:00pm - Ceremony starts with Processional March.
Please note that the CoB convocation ceremony will be videotaped in order to produce
a video of the ceremony. By attending the ceremony you will be giving your permission
to be recorded and for your likeness to be used in the final product.
Event Center Arena
1. RSVP by December 17th, midnight, PST.
2. To celebrate your academic accomplishment, your name will appear in the CoB Convocation booklet (if you applied for graduation by May 1, 2013 with Business Student Advisement Center – for undergraduates, or Sept. 13 for graduate students with the graduate admissions office.). If you do not want your name to be included in the booklet, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 19, 2013.
3. Purchase your GUEST TICKETS from the Event Center box office on campus, from Oct 21st - Dec 19th (depending on availability, and on a first-come, first serve basis). Tickets are not guaranteed.
Undergraduate students come dressed in regalia (cap, tassel and gown: wear the tassel on the right side of the cap.)
Masters students come dressed in regalia (cap, tassel and gown: wear the tassel on
the left side of the cap) please carry your hood.
1. Students will line up under their major / concentration, in two lines. Students
with double majors will line up under their primary concentration. Gary J. Sbona students
will line up under the Gary J. Sbona Honors designation, not their individual concentration.
The lineup order below is how students will walk into the arena. Line up order may
change slightly by Dec 19, due to rsvps submitted. Please look at the arena floor plan.pdf document for the estimated line-up location.
How do students walk the stage?
7:00pm RECESSIONAL MARCH (CEREMONY ENDS).
The faculty walk out of the arena first, and then the students walk out.
Faculty will walk off the stage, down the middle aisle, and out of the event center, followed by the students, and then the guests in the bleachers. We suggest that you and your guests identify a meeting point outside of the event center, to meet after the ceremony.
A PowerPoint presentation will be shown as guests seat themselves, before the ceremony begins.
If you wish to include a personal message to family and friends, please provide us
with a digital image and text by Wednesday, December 11, midnight PST (no submissions
will be accepted after December 11th).
Q: Do we receive caps, gowns and tassels? How about hoods?
** If you sign up for an alumni membership you will get 10% off your regalia order
(when ordering online just put in your ID number). http://www.sjsu.edu/alumni/students/
Q: Will there be any food or drinks served at the event?
Q: Is there reserved seating in the Event Center Arena?
If you are holding tickets for somebody you can leave them at the Will Call window of the event center box office. There are no in-and-out privileges for this event - once guests enter the event center and hand over their ticket they can’t go back inside.
Guests enter through the Arena Entrance stairs, located on the left side of the box office and the Sport Club. Disabled guests
enter through the disabled entrance, next to the Sport Club entrance. See photo below.
Q: Are there any items guests can't bring into the Event Center?