Commencement decorum

Sometimes, in the understandable rush to start celebrating with loved ones and get on with post-commencement parties and picture-taking, participants might be tempted to leave the vicinity early, before the ceremony has concluded. Leaving prior to the end of the event diminishes the experience for those students who have yet to walk on stage and their families who have come to cheer them on.

Graduates are expected to return to their seats after the on-stage presentation and remain seated for the duration of the ceremony so that each of your fellow graduates receives the same recognition. 

Appropriate regaila is required to participate at commencement and is available through the Spartan Bookstore and online. Access regalia and announcements online.

Schedule of Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremonies

Wednesday, May 22 | Event Center at SJSU

9:30 a.m. College of Science

2:00 p.m. College of Humanities and the Arts

7:00 p.m. Connie L. Lurie College of Education

 

Thursday, May 23 | Avaya Stadium

10:00 a.m. Lucas College and Graduate School of Business

3:30 p.m. College of Health and Human Sciences

 

Friday, May 24 | Avaya Stadium

10:00 a.m. College of Social Sciences

3:30 p.m. Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering

Late Registration is now closed

Eligible Spring 2019 and Summer 2019 students who still wish to participate at Commencement must register at the ceremony. Proceed to the Commencement Help Desk in the graduate check-in area with your student ID. 

Guest tickets

Each graduate will receive an initial allocation of tickets for their ceremony as follows:

College of Science: 6 + 3 additional tickets released 4/26 + 2 additional tickets
College of Humanities & the Arts: 6 + 2 additional tickets released 4/26 + 2 additional tickets
Lurie College of Education: 6 + 3 additional tickets released 4/26 + 2 additional tickets
Lucas College and Graduate School of Business: 10 + 3 additional tickets released 4/26
College of Health and Human Sciences: 10 + 3 additional tickets released 4/26
College of Social Sciences: 10 + 3 additional tickets released 4/26
Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering: 10 + 3 additional tickets released 4/26
Students were notified via e-mail from Marching Order April 26 that additional tickets were released.

Flowers and merchandise

Flowers and merchandise will be sold at all ceremonies Avaya Stadium and Event Center at SJSU. Pre-order your gift in advance to ensure it is waiting at commencement.  

 

#SJSU19 on Twitter and Instagram

Share your photos and farewell messages with the class of 2019, family and friends.

 

Video Archive

Watch the video of each of SJSU's 2018 commencement ceremonies.