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


Complete the Intent to Participate form!

Eligible Spring and Summer 2019 graduates are invited to complete the Intent to Participate form. By completing this form, you are indicating that you plan to walk at Commencement. If you complete the form by April 8, you will receive instructions to request guest tickets and provide the name pronunciation on April 9. Those who complete the Intent to Participate form after April 8 will receive notification to claim their tickets the next business day.

Please complete the Intent to Participate form no later than April 24.

Guest tickets

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

College of Science: 6
College of Humanities & the Arts: 6
Lurie College of Education: 6
Lucas College and Graduate School of Business: 10
College of Health and Human Sciences: 10
College of Social Sciences: 10
Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering: 10
Students will be notified via e-mail from Marching Order April 26 if additional tickets can be released.

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.



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Video Archive

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