mup graduation 2013

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

The MUP Annual Graduation and Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014, starting at 4:30 p.m. at the Saratoga Foothill Club located at 20399 Park Pl., Saratoga, CA 95070. The ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. (immediately after a group photo of graduates and faculty at 4:45 p.m.). Following the ceremony will be a light reception. 


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 is $75 and include the master's gown, cap, hood & 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 $25 each. All attendees (graduates, current students, faculty, and guests) must have a ticket. Children 10 and under are free, but must have a ticket. Tickets can be purchased by check in the department office, or you can use a credit/debit card to purchase tickets online through Brown Paper Tickets. Please note that a small service charge is added to the ticket price when you purchase online.

Spartan Stadium / University-wide Commencement Information

San Jose State University will also hold a graduation ceremony for all students who graduated Summer '13, Fall '13, and Spring '14. The event will be held Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Spartan Stadium. The event starts at 9:30 a.m. (graduates must arrive at 8:30 a.m. to line up) and lasts until approximately noon. There is no cost to attend and no tickets are required (the stadium seats 31,000 people so there will be plenty of room). There is an intent to participate form you should complete if you plan to attend the university ceremony.

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

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