Fall 2019 Commencement Ceremonies

Wednesday, December 18

  • 9:30 a.m. College of Science + College of Social Sciences
  • 2 p.m. Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering
  • 7 p.m. Connie L. Lurie College of Education + College of Humanities and the Arts

Thursday, December 19

  • 9:30 a.m. College of Health and Human Sciences
  • 2 p.m. Lucas College and Graduate School of Business

All ceremonies held at Provident Credit Union Event Center at SJSU.

*Graduates in the College of Professional and Global Education (including Master of Library and Information Science and Master of Science, Data Analytics) will be recognized at Spring 2020 Commencement.

Grad Fest

Commencement Regalia, Invitations, Photos, and much more will be available at Grad Fest at the Spartan Bookstore on Nov. 5-7. Watch for details.

Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremonies

The dates for commencement in Spring 2020 are May 20-22. The specific schedule of ceremonies will be provided later in the fall semester.

Commencement decorum

Sometimes, in the understandable rush to start celebrating with loved ones and get on with post-commencement parties and picture-taking, participants might be tempted to leave the vicinity early, before the ceremony has concluded. Leaving prior to the end of the event diminishes the experience for those students who have yet to walk on stage and their families who have come to cheer them on.

Graduates are expected to return to their seats after the on-stage presentation and remain seated for the duration of the ceremony so that each of your fellow graduates receives the same recognition. 

Appropriate regaila is required to participate at commencement and is available through the Spartan Bookstore and online. Access regalia and announcements online

Flowers and merchandise

Flowers and merchandise will be sold at all ceremonies at the Event Center. Pre-order your gift in advance to ensure it is waiting at commencement.  


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Share your photos and farewell messages with the class of 2019, family and friends.