Senior Gift

San Jose State will celebrate the class of 2018 with commencement ceremonies for each of its seven colleges. Read a message from the Office of the President about this year's commencement.

Guest Tickets

To claim your guest tickets, please be sure you have completed the Intent to Participate form. After this is complete, you will receive an email, "Commencement Ceremony Tickets, Parking and Name Pronunciation," from specialevents@sjsu.edu.

This email will provide instructions on how to access the Marching Order system, provide name pronunciation information and access to print/send guest tickets and parking passes (for Avaya Stadium ceremonies). Access to guest tickets will be provided the next business day after the Intent to Participate form is completed.

Degree candidates who complete the Intent to Participate form before 11 a.m. on April 23 are automatically being notified by email that they can now claim their tickets.

Please note: Due to the large number of participants in the ceremonies, we are able to release the following number of tickets per student at this time:

  • College of Humanities and the Arts: 6
  • Lurie College of Education: 9
  • All other colleges: 10

Students should log in to Marching Order and claim their guest tickets by Sunday, May 6. Where available, additional tickets will be released to students on Tuesday, May 8.

For additional information, download or view the Spring 2018 Commencement Guest Ticket and Name Pronunciation Instructions [pdf].

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



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



 #SJSU18 on Twitter and Instagram

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