Participation in the commencement ceremony has been a long and exciting tradition for students receiving undergraduate or graduate degrees from San José State University.
This guide will answer the most frequently asked questions about the ceremony and provide information that will make it a memorable experience for participants and their guests. Please read the entire guide carefully. If you have more questions about commencement, call the Office of the President at 408-924-1177.
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about graduating: Undergraduate Students | Graduate Students
- Commencement Book: Please update your name by April 5, 2013. Find out how to make sure your name is correctly listed through the Office of the Registrar's Graduation FAQ. Or download the form.
- Submit your Intent to Participate form by May 17, 2013.
- Diploma & Honors
- Decorum & Photography
Please note that your name, address, phone number, school or college, and year of graduation may be used by SJSU for the development of university-affiliated marketing programs. If you do not wish to have this information used, please notify the University Advancement Office at 408-924-1120.
We will have the following representatives here from April 9-11:
- Classic Photography (free sitting fee)
- Balfour (graduation rings)
- CB Grad (announcements)
- Framing Success (diploma frames)
intent to Participate Form
Submit your Intent to Participate form by May 17, 2013.
For the 2013 University Commencement, the Office of the Registrar in concert with the President’s Office is launching the Intent to Participate webpage. We ask that you complete this survey which will help us gauge the number of students participating in this year’s commencement ceremony. To ensure seating for students, you must inform us if you intend to attend the university's Commencement ceremony at Spartan Stadium on Saturday, May 25, 2013 which starts at 8:30 AM.
To bring more personal meaning to the ceremony and graduation season, we ask that you answer some additional questions as you fill out your Intent to Participate form. This is an opportunity to share a snapshot of your Spartan experience with family, friends and the university community. You can decide if you wish to include your name along with your message.