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It's Commencement Week!

This week, SJSU's more than 10,000 graduates include Spartans who received degrees in summer 2017, fall 2017 and summer 2018 or have applied to graduate in spring 2018, as well as those who petitioned for summer 2018 graduation. 

#SJSU18 on Twitter and Instagram

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

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.

Live Stream

Watch the live stream of SJSU's commencement ceremonies.

Guest Tickets

The deadline to complete the Intent to Participate form has passed.

If you would like to participate in your college’s commencement ceremony, please email and include the name of your college, your major and your Tower ID number. For some ceremonies, remaining guest tickets are limited.

2018 Commencement Ceremony Schedule

Graduates and guests should plan to arrive at least one hour early.

Wednesday, May 23

College Time Location
Connie L. Lurie College of Education 5 p.m. Event Center at SJSU


Thursday, May 24

College Time Location
College of Social Sciences 9 a.m. Avaya Stadium
College of Humanities and the Arts 1:30 p.m. *Event Center at SJSU
Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering 5 p.m. Avaya Stadium

*Alternate viewing location: Hammer Theatre Center | 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose

Friday, May 25

College Time Location
Lucas College and Graduate School of Business 9 a.m. Avaya Stadium
College of Science 1:30 p.m. Event Center at SJSU
College of Applied Sciences and Arts 5 p.m. Avaya Stadium