The MUP Annual Graduation and Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 26, 2017, starting at 3:30 p.m. at the SJSU Student Union Theater.  Doors will open at 3:00 pm and we will have a group photo of graduates and faculty at 3:15 pm with the graduation ceremony starting immediately after.  Following the ceremony will be a light reception in the courtyard outside the Theater.  The Student Union Theater is located on the east side of the Student Union Building.



All graduates attending the department (and the university-wide) graduation must wear regalia.  You can purchase regalia from the Spartan Bookstore Graduation Center.  The cost for master's regalia typically costs around $75-90 and include the master's gown, cap, hood, and tassel.  The hood color for the MUP degree is citron and the tassel is black.  Please note that the master's gown is different from an undergraduate gown. Regalia is normally available at the Bookstore in April, but you can call (408) 924-1802 to confirm and check availability.


Ticket Information

Event tickets are available for purchase for $20 each. Graduates are free but must reserve a ticket. All attendees must have a ticket. Children 10 and under are free.

You will be able to reserve and purchase tickets by credit card via The last day for online ticket sales is on Friday, May 19, 2017 (one week before the event).

Credit card is preferred, but you will also be able to purchase tickets by cash or check in the department office (Washington Square Hall 216A) Monday - Friday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.


Spartan Stadium / University-wide Commencement Information

San Jose State University will also hold a graduation ceremony for all students who graduated Summer '16, Fall '16, and Spring '17.  The event will be held Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Spartan Stadium.  The event starts at 9:00 a.m. (graduates must arrive at 8:00 a.m. to line up) and lasts until approximately 11:00 a.m.  There is no cost to attend and no tickets are required (the stadium seats 31,000 people so there will be plenty of room).

Detailed information about the university-wide commencement can be found at the SJSU Commencement Guide.

MUP grad 2017

Image: SJSU MUP Graduation, May 2017. Photographer: Erik Shchappert (Eversnapper)

grad group 2016

Image: SJSU MUP Graduation, May 2016. Photographer: Warren Navarro

 mup graduation 2015

 Image: SJSU MUP Graduation, May 2015. Photographer: Susana Mercado


mup graduation 2013

Image: SJSU MUP Graduation, May 2013. Photographer: Malahat Owrang


MUP Graduation 2012

Image: SJSU MUP Graduation, May 2012. Photographer: John Tu


SJSU MUP 2011 Graduation

Image: SJSU MUP Graduation, May 2011. Photographer: Sara Billing


SJSU MUP 2010 Graduation

Image: SJSU MUP Graduation, May 2010. Photographer: Adrian Lopez