Graduation & Commencement

SJSU Lurie College of Education Graduation and Commencement


Lurie College Commencement

The Fall 2019 SJSU Lurie College of Education Commencement ceremony will take place on Wednesday, December 18, at 7pm in the SJSU Event Center!  For more information about commencement, visit the SJSU Commencement webpage.


Undergraduate Students Applying for Graduation

The online graduation application is open for s
tudents who have earned 85 units or more.  Applying for graduation is a two-step process:

1)  Apply for graduation online2)  Meet with a major advisor to obtain a signature on the major form

If you have questions about the online process, please visit the Lurie College of Education Student Success Center (SH 106) to meet with an advisor.


Graduate Students Applying for Candidacy & Graduation

Finalizing your graduate degreee is a two-step process:

1) Complete the advancement to candidacy petition
Apply for graduation online

Deadlines to apply vary depending on your planned graduation date.  If you have questions about the process or want support with completing the forms, please visit the Lurie College of Education Student Success Center (SH 106) to meet with an advisor.


Fall 2019 Commencement Speaker


In order to be eligible to apply to become the commencement speaker, you must also be eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony.  Your speech can take any number of approaches, but should be original and should resonate with the commencement attendees, which will be made up of Lurie College students of different academic levels and disciplines, SJSU and Lurie College faculty and staff, and family and friends of all ages and backgrounds.

The deadline to submit a 3-5 minute video of your commencement speech was Sunday, November 3.  Another call for Spring 2020 commencement speakers will go out to graduating students during that semester.