Fall Commencement Video

You can view the video of each fall commencement ceremony.


Spring Commencement Information

Spring 2019 Commencement will be held May 22-24 at Avaya Stadium and the Event Center. The schedule of ceremonies will be posted here shortly.


The first week of March, eligible Spring and Summer 2019 graduates will be notified to complete the Intent to Participate form. Completing the Intent to Participate form will allow students to receive access to guest tickets and other information about their ceremony.  

Guest tickets

Graduates will receive access to Marching Order to claim guest tickets in early April. Each graduate will receive an initial allocation of tickets for their ceremony. Students will be notified via e-mail from Marching Order in May if they are eligible to claim additional tickets. 

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.