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Graduation Applications

Online graduation application is open for Spring 2018, Summer 2018, and Fall 2018. Questions about the graduation application process can be directed to the CHHS Student Success Center located at MacQuarrie Hall room 533 or by calling the office at (408) 924-2910.

SP/SU 2019 Graduation Major Form & App* 
Due to KIN Dept (SPX 102)  By 3/21/2018, 4:30pm.
*Note: advisor approval & signature required prior to submission

How to Apply for Graduation

The following steps need to be taken three (3) semesters prior to planned graduate date:

  1. Have your General Education (lower and upper division) coursework evaluated to be certain all requirements met. 
  2. Complete the Kinesiology Major Form and the University Graduation Form
  3. Make copies of both forms
  4. Complete the minor form (see Minor granting department for policies) (optional)
  5. Turn in completed forms to your Department Advisor at least 1 month prior to university deadline


Commencement Information

CHHS Commencement will be held on Friday, May 25, 5 p.m. at Avaya Stadium. Click here for information regarding commencement.

Academic units and affinity groups planning to hold celebratory convocations may request spaces on campus or at Avaya Stadium through our online portal.

Department of Kinesiology Commencement Reception 

Directly after CHaHS Commencement at Avaya Stadium, the Department of Kinesiology faculty, students, family, and staff will gather on the lawn-area (see picture below),  behind the main scoreboard-sideline for refreshments and celebration. There will be tents and signage. Come join us!

Avaya Stadium


Sign Up for CHaHS Commencement

Students who received degrees in summer 2017, fall 2017 and summer 2018 or have applied to graduate in spring 2018 and plan to attend commencement should complete the Intent to Participate Form no later than May 18.

Update for students graduating in summer 2018: This year, the commencement book will include the names of those that petition for summer (August 2018) graduation. Instead of the regular deadline of June 10, graduate students will need to apply for summer 2018 graduation by March 20, 2018.

For information on verifying you have completed the requirements for your degree, please contact the Registrar's Office at 408-283-7500 (press option 3).

Learn more about undergraduate and graduate questions.

Click here for more information

Verify Your Name for the Program

Graduating students will be notified through MySJSU and will receive a postcard in the mail with information on how to make sure their name is correct by March 26.

If you do not wish to have your name appear in the commencement program, please notify your graduation evaluator by March 26.

Guest Tickets

To claim your guest tickets, please be sure you have complete the Intent to Participate form. After this is complete, you will receive an email, "Commencement Ceremony Tickets, Parking and Name Pronunciation," from

Students should log in to Marching Order and claim their guest tickets by Sunday, May 6. Where available, additional tickets will be released to students on Tuesday, May 8.

For additional information, download or view the Spring 2018 Commencement Guest Ticket and Name Pronunciation Instructions [pdf].

2018 Commencement Ceremony Schedule

Graduates and guests should plan to arrive at least one hour early.

Friday, May 25

College Time Location
College of Health & Human Sciences 5 p.m. Avaya Stadium


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Share your photos and farewell messages with the class of 2018, family and friends.

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