Fall Commencement Schedule

Wednesday, December 19

9:30 a.m. College of Humanities and the Arts and Lurie College of Education

2 p.m. College of Health and Human Sciences

7 p.m. Lucas College of Business

Thursday, December 20

9:30 a.m. College of Science and College of Social Sciences

2 p.m. Davidson College of Engineering

All Fall ceremonies will be held at the Event Center at SJSU.

What's next? 

Intent to Participate

If you are an eligible Summer 2018 or Fall 2018 graduate, you will receive an e-mail inviting you to complete the Intent to Participate form. All those who complete the Intent to Participate form will receive information to claim guest tickets and provide pronunciation. The deadline to complete the Intent to Participate form has been extended to Monday, November 26.

Verify your name

To ensure that your name is listed correctly in the Commencement book. Please log on to your SJSU account at one.sjsu.edu to review your name as it is officially listed in SJSU’s records. Your name will appear in the Commencement Book as listed on your SJSU record. If you need to correct your official name in our records, please download the Change of Name form. You can either submit it to the Office of the Registrar at the Student Services Center or mail it to our Office (mailing address is on the top of this form). Please remember to attach a copy of a proof of name change legal documentation and picture ID with the form. You can verify the accuracy of your name by downloading your unofficial transcript.

Guest tickets

Graduates will receive access to Marching Order to claim guest tickets after completing the Intent to Participate form. Each graduate will receive an initial allocation of six (6) tickets for their ceremony. If additional tickets for your ceremony can be released, you will be notified on Thursday, November 29. 

Commencement decorum

The conferring of degrees signifies long, hard work on the part of everyone involved including students, faculty members, administrators, parents, spouses, and other family members. Because of this, all attending parties are expected to maintain decorum consistent with the occasion.

Graduates are expected to return to their seats after the on-stage presentation and remain seated for the duration of the ceremony.

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

#SJSU18 on Twitter and Instagram

Share your photos and farewell messages with the class of 2018, family and friends.

The Story Behind SJSU's New Ceremonial Mace

Art and Art History Lecturer Yvonne Escalante, '13 MFA Spatial Arts, designed and created SJSU's new ceremonial mace, an ornamental staff that is used in formal academic ceremonies. Read about how Escalante created a piece of SJSU history.

Video Archive

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