Preparing to Graduate


Regalia and Announcements

Commencement books on each commencement participants chair.

Caps, Gowns, Hoods

All graduates participating in commencement must wear academic regalia.

You may purchase regalia and graduation items at the Spartan Bookstore in the Diaz Compean Student Union, beginning with Grad Fest and continuing through Fall Commencement. Grad packages with reduced pricing, as well as a la carte items at full price, are available. Grad Fest dates will be announced in messaging sent through MySJSU.


Graduation announcement samples, pricing and ordering information are available at the Spartan Bookstore. You can also ask a representative for help at the Spartan Bookstore during Grad Fest.

Special Accommodations

Graduates who need special accommodations may contact the Special Events team with the name, phone number, email address and required accommodations two weeks prior to the commencement ceremony.

Participation in the commencement ceremony has been a long and exciting tradition for students receiving undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degrees from San Jose State.

Spartan First Destination Survey

All set? Don't forget to take the Career Center's Spartan First Destination Survey.

See where fellow graduates are landing and help SJSU enhance career services for future Spartans by sharing your post-graduation plans in this brief survey.

Respondents are entered in a raffle to win a lifetime Alumni Association membership and one of several $50 gift cards to be awarded throughout the year.

Individual survey responses are kept anonymous.

Frequently Asked Questions

See answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Commencement.