General Info

Where and when will Commencement be held?

Commencement will be held May 23, 2015, in Spartan Stadium, located at Seventh St. and Alma Avenue. The ceremony will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m., rain or shine, with a procession from the assigned assembly areas into the stadium (see map).

Graduates will not be admitted onto the stadium floor with the graduating class after the procession into the stadium has ended. You must arrive at your assembly area no later than 8:30 a.m. Procession starts at 9 am. Be sure to allow sufficient time for parking and walking to the stadium. The stadium ceremony will end by approximately 11:30 a.m.

Who's eligible to participate in Commencement?

Any student who has received the baccalaureate or master's degree from San José State University during the summer of 2014 or in December of 2014, or who anticipates receiving the degree in May of 2015, may participate.

If you received an email about the Commencement Guide, you are eligible to participate in Commencement, and your name will appear in the program; however, if you have questions, please check with the Office of the Registrar (408-924-5680 and ask for your evaluator) or, if you are a graduate student, with the Office of Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations (408-924-2480) or

How can eligible students participate in the ceremony?

Students who are eligible and wish to participate should make arrangements to have the proper academic regalia. Except for the purchase of your regalia, there is no additional charge for participating in Commencement. Note there is no need to register to attend commencement.