Psychology Convocation

           Fall 2018 Psychology Convocation Ceremony 


                            Thursday December 20, 2018

                           College Ceremony at 9:30 a.m.

                  San Jose State University Events Center

                    290 S. 7th Street, San Jose, CA 95192 


Intent to Participate: 

Eligible Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 graduates will receive an e-mail the week of October 29 inviting them to complete the Intent to Participate form. All those who complete the Intent to Participate form by November 26 will receive instructions to request guest tickets and provide name pronunciation information beginning November 27. Those who complete the Intent to Participate form after November 26 will receive notification to claim their tickets the next day. The deadline to claim guest tickets is November 28.


Name Verification: 

To ensure that their names are listed correctly in the Commencement book, students should log on to their SJSU account at to review their name as it is officially listed in SJSU’s records. If a student needs to change their official name in university records, they should download the Change of Name form. They can either submit it to the Office of the Registrar at the Student Services Center or mail it to the address at the top of the form (a copy of a proof of name change legal documentation and picture ID must be included with the form). The easiest way to verify the accuracy of the name as recorded is by viewing an unofficial transcript.


Guest Tickets: 

Graduates will receive access to Marching Order starting on November 27 to claim guest tickets. Each graduate will receive an initial allocation of six (6) tickets for their ceremony. If additional tickets for their ceremony can be released, students participating in those ceremonies will be notified on Thursday, November 29. 

Based on availibity, we are able to release additional 2 complimentary tickets per graduate. Graduates will receive an email with the information shortly, with the step by step instructions to claim the additional tickets.

All guests over age 3 are required to have a ticket. Graduates may print their additional complimentary guest tickets from their computer, or email them to their guests.


The Spartan Bookstore will host GradFest November 6-8. It's the graduates' first opportunity to purchase regalia, announcements and graduation-related gift items. They can also access regalia and announcements online at

Honors Medallions: 

Qualifying students may pick up their medallion at the Spartan Bookstore, beginning at Grad Fest on Tuesday, November 6. Eligible students will be notified by e-mail.

Faculty Regalia: 

Faculty will be notified by e-mail on Tuesday, October 30 that they can rent regalia from the Spartan Bookstore at no cost for Fall Commencement. Orders will be accepted through November 21 online and delivered to their homes with a shipping label provided for easy return. Please share this e-mail with faculty in your college as we know many faculty members use multiple e-mail addresses. 

There will be opportunity for pictures, and a chance to visit with faculty and friends.

An email will be sent to graduates once sign-ups have opened. 

For more information or if you have any questions, please feel free to check out our info flyer or contact the Psychology Departtment office (DMH 157). 


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