Psychology Convocation


Spring 2019 Psychology Convocation Ceremony


Friday, May 24, 2019

 College Ceremony at 10:00 a.m.

                                      Avaya Stadium

                 1123 Coleman, San Jose, CA 95110 



Intent to Participate

Eligible Spring 2019 and Summer 2019 graduates will receive an e-mail the week of March 11 inviting them to complete the Intent to Participate form. All those who complete the Intent to Participate form by April 8 will receive instructions to request guest tickets and provide name pronunciation information beginning April 9. Those who complete the Intent to Participate form after April 8 will receive notification to claim their tickets the next day.

All graduates planning to participate should complete the Intent to Participate form by April 24 in order to have their name recorded for the ceremony.


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 April 9 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 Friday, April 26. 


Commencement Decorum

The conferring of degrees signifies long, hard work on the part of everyone involved including students, faculty members, administrators, parents, spouses, and other family members. Because of this, all attending parties are expected to maintain decorum consistent with the occasion.

Graduates are expected to return to their seats after the on-stage presentation and remain seated for the duration of the ceremony.

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



The Spartan Bookstore will host GradFest March 11-14. 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 MedallionsHonors Medallions

Qualifying students may pick up their medallion at the Spartan Bookstore, beginning at Grad Fest on Monday, March 11. Eligible students will be notified by e-mail.


Faculty Regalia

Faculty will be notified by e-mail the first week of March that they can rent regalia from the Spartan Bookstore at no cost for Honors Convocation and Spring Commencement. Orders will be 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.


#SJSU19 on Twitter and Instagram

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


Video Archive

Watch the video of each of SJSU's 2018 commencement ceremonies.


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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