CoB Spring 2013 Convocation
Friday, May 24, 2013
On May 24th, the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business will hold its Spring
convocation, celebrating the accomplishments of its Spring and Summer graduates. If
you are registered to graduate in Spring 2013 or will graduate in Summer 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 should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
Unlike the SJSU Commencement (on May 25) the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business spring convocation is only for Lucas College and Graduate School 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. If you participate in the CoB spring convocation you can still participate in the SJSU Commencement on May 25.
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 Friday, May 24!
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!
1. When is the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business Convocation?
2. Where is the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business Convocation?
3. How do I participate in the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business Convocation?
Friday, May 24, 2013
7:45am - 8:30am - Light breakfast will be provided to guests and students in attendance in the BBC courtyard. In case of rain this breakfast is cancelled.
8:30am - Event Center doors open to the public.
8:30am - Graduating Students Line-up for Processional March*.
9:30am - 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 May 21, midnight, PST.
2. To celebrate your academic accomplishment, your name will appear in the CoB Convocation booklet. If you do not want your name to be included in the booklet, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 17th, 2013.
3. Purchase your GUEST TICKETS from the Event Center box office on campus, from March 18 – May 24 (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.)
Master students come dressed in regalia (cap, tassel and gown: wear the tassel on
the left side of the cap) please carry your hood. For instructions on how to wear the hood please
go to the hooding instructions.pdf document.
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 May 24, 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?
12:00pm RECESSIONAL MARCH (CEREMONY ENDS).
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 Thursday, May 16, midnight PST (no submissions will
be accepted after May 16).
Q: Do we receive caps, gowns and tassels? How about hoods?
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.