The Chicana and Chicano Studies department would like to celebrate your hard work and determination in completing an academic program. Our convocation celebration is open to all 2018-2019 graduates who are in the MAS Master’s program, undergraduate MAS Minors; and/or students involved in SAHE and MEChA.

As a participant, you will:

  • See your name and photo in our program
  • Receive a special certificate
  • Be invited to share a few words with your loved ones
  • Enjoy a post-ceremony reception with light refreshments

How to RSVP

Please use our registration form to RSVP and provide your information to be included in our program. Deadline to apply is April 26, 2019.


Through the generous donations of our faculty, staff, and community this event is free to graduates and their families.  However, please keep in mind we are limited to a room capacity of 120 people.


Parking is free at all SJSU lots the entire day. The Fourth Street garage located on the corner of 4th and San Fernando Street and directly across from the Martin Luther King Library is not an SJSU garage and parking fees will apply. 


We ask that all graduates arrive starting at 2:00 p.m. and no later than 2:30.  Please line up outside of SU Theater lobby area. Graduates should wear their regalia. The ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m.


The first two rows are reserved for graduates and special guests (up to two) of the MA graduate's choosing. The rest of the seats are open seating and is first come first served. Doors will not open to guests until 2:30 p.m. As a courtesy to everyone, we ask that balloons be lowered or stored in the lobby area so that all our guests can have a chance to view the ceremony. 


Immediately following the ceremony, please join us for light refreshments in the courtyard.  Congratulations, and we hope you will join us!

Questions? Please contact Dr. Magdalena Barrera:
Phone: 408-924-5583