Commencement Ceremonies

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Congratulations Class of 2022!

San José State University was honored to host in-person commencement ceremonies at the end of the Spring semester for our Spring and Summer expected graduates! Check out the links below to watch the ceremony recordings.


Commencement Ceremony Schedule

Ceremonies are expected to last up to 2 hours depending on the number of students attending. Doors to the venue will open 1 hour before each ceremony start time. Each ceremony will be live streamed. Click on the ceremony time below to access the YouTube link for the live stream.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Provident Credit Union Event Center

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Provident Credit Union Event Center

Friday, May 27, 2022

Provident Credit Union Event Center


Registration

Eligible students received a registration email to their "Preferred Email Address" on file with the University with a unique registration link for their ceremony. If you need to update your preferred email, please do so in your MySJSU portal.

Check our Communications Archive for all messages that have been sent to students.


Guest Tickets

Each registered student will receive complimentary guest tickets once they have registered for their ceremony. If a student is removed from the ceremony for any reason, their guest tickets are also voided. Tickets are only valid for the ceremony that is listed on the ticket.

Additional tickets may be released to registered students after the registration deadline passes. Eligible students will be emailed after the registration deadline if additional tickets are available.

Check our Communications Archive for all messages that have been sent to students.

* Guest tickets are not required for participating graduates. Guest tickets are required for all guests age three and up. Guest ticket allowance is subject to change based on capacity, CDC, state and county health guidelines.


Academic Regalia

Herff Jones (official academic regalia vendor)

All participating graduates are required to wear academic regalia to attend the commencement ceremony. Undergraduate candidates need a black bachelor's graduation gown, a black graduation cap (mortarboard) and a color-specific tassel for their college. Credential and Master's candidates need a black master's graduation gown, a black graduation cap (mortarboard) and a black tassel, and a color-specific academic hood for their degree. Doctoral candidates need to order doctoral academic regalia specific to their doctorate degree.
 
** Undergraduate students who are eligible for Latin Honors will be notified via email and given instructions about how to pick-up their medallion before the commencement ceremony.


Graduation Gifts

Class T-shirts, sweatshirts, flower bouquets and more! Graduation gifts are available now for pre-order and on-site purchasing. Pre-ordered items will be available for contact-free pick up on-site.


Event Parking

Each registered student will receive an email with instructions for claiming their complimentary parking permit. Check our Communications Archive for all messages that have been sent to students.

Guest Parking Information:

Guest parking permits will be available at a discounted rate prior to the commencement ceremony. Please check our website after the registration deadline for more details.


Photography
Best Grad Photo (official photography vendor)

Each student will have three (3) photos taken by our professional photographers during the commencement ceremony. Photos will be edited and emailed to each student following the commencement ceremonies. If you do not receive your photos by June 13, please contact Best Grad Photo via email at support@bestgradphoto.com


COVID-19 Protocols:

The university will follow the California Department of Public Health’s policies on mega indoor events. All staff, faculty, graduates and guests must use the SJSU COVID-19 Symptom Check Tool.

SJSU will continue to require masks or face coverings to be worn indoors for the remainder of the semester per the announcement made on April 11, 2022. This requires all graduates and guests over the age of two (2) to wear a mask while inside the venue, or outside when social distancing is not possible, unless actively eating or drinking. We appreciate your adherence to this policy.


Event Venue

The Provident Credit Union Event Center is an accessible building on campus. Students and guests with ADA accessibility needs will enter through the designated entrance on the ground floor of the venue. ADA accessible seating will be available inside of the venue. For questions, please contact the Commencement Office at commencement@sjsu.edu.


Event Prohibited Items:

Commencement is a "Clear Bag Policy" [pdf] event. For the safety and enjoyment of all attendees, the following items are not permitted at the event:

  • NO Drones or airborne flying devices
  • NO Helium Balloons
  • NO Artificial noise-making devices, horns, air horns
  • NO Inflatable balls, frisbees, tortillas, etc.
  • NO Confetti or streamers
  • NO Skateboards, scooters, rollerblades
  • NO Signs or banners larger than 3’ x 5’ and must be foldable (if a banner is brought, it will be inspected before being admitted. It may not be attached to any railings, fencing, etc. Must be held only)
  • NO Coolers, hard sided coolers
  • NO Outside Food or Beverages (Including Alcohol, Fruit and Candy)
  • NO Illegal Substances, Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia
  • NO Tobacco Products or Paraphernalia
  • NO Markers, Pens or Spray Paint
  • NO Laser Pointers
  • NO Solid Backpacks, Purses or Bags (anything over 10“ x 10”) with the exception of a diaper bag that must accompany the child that uses it, and is subject to search (see our clear bag policy [pdf])
  • NO Weapons of Any Kind (Includes Pocket Knives, Pepper Spray, Fireworks, etc.)
  • NO Professional Recording Equipment – Photo Video, or Audio (No Detachable Lenses, Tripods, Big Zooms or Commercial Use Rigs)
  • NO Items deemed to be dangerous or inappropriate by management that may disrupt other attendees' enjoyment of the event
  • NO Pets are permitted at this event. ADA service animals are allowed.

Note:

  • There is no public storage for prohibited items, nor can any items be held by the event staff.
  • SJSU is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
  • All guests will be subject to search, which may include the use of electronic devices, pat downs and inspections of bags.
  • Guests are discouraged from bringing unnecessary items to the event.