Class of 2021

Congratulations Spring 2021 Graduates!

Recently, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released additional guidance specific to large events, raising hopes that in-person commencement ceremonies might be a possibility for SJSU graduates.

After careful review of the revised California state and Santa Clara county guidelines, we are delighted to announce that a mix of in-person and online celebratory activities will be available this May to honor our Spring Class of 2021 graduates.

Though specific details are still in development, we are working to create a safe, socially-distant, in-person experience on campus May 26-28 where students will have the opportunity to be individually recognized at a specific appointment time. Degrees themselves will be conferred virtually during our live-streamed kick-off event on Wednesday, May 26. As more details become available in the coming weeks, we will offer updated information here.

While we understand that our hybrid approach does not completely meet the desire for a live, in-person ceremony, we look forward to being able to celebrate the hard work and achievements of our upcoming graduates.

We will continue with providing the recognition website for each college. Are you wondering what a recognition website looks like? Check out the Past Ceremonies page to view the Fall Class of 2020 websites.

demo student recognition slide

Interested in participating and having a custom recognition slide created for you? A registration email with the subject line "Create Your Digital Recognition Slide" was sent to the email address that is on file with the University. The email includes a unique registration link to participate in the recognition website.
* Check your Spam folder if you did not receive your email.

Want to purchase official Class of 2021 gear, announcements, frames or class rings?

herff jones banner

Visit the official graduation regalia website for class of 2021 gear!

Don't forget to check back here often for more details about your Spring 2021 celebrations. We will also send communications to eligible students via email:

*Make sure that your preferred email and mailing address are up to date with the University in order to receive your items in a timely manner.

We also encourage you to follow our Instagram page at @sjsucommencement for up to date information and to submit graduation related questions.

To make sure you’re on track to graduate, follow the link below:

Undergraduate Students
Graduate Students

College Celebrations

Information about college-hosted celebrations can be found below. If no details are listed, please contact the college Dean's office directly. Per the President's April 1 e-mail, celebratory events hosted by academic units, student organizations and other campus departments may only be held virtually. 

Lucas College and Graduate School of Business
Connie L. Lurie College of Education

Friday, May 28, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering
College of Health and Human Sciences
College of Humanities and the Arts
College of Professional and Global Education
College of Science
College of Social Sciences

School of Information

Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Virtual Chicano Commencement

Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021
Time: 4pm (PST)
Student sign-up to participate in Chicano Commencement is now closed. Participating students can check for updates on the Chicano Commencement Instagram page and the SAMMY app. The celebration will be streamed live on YouTube the day of the event. A link to access the virtual celebration will be posted to this website, the Chicano Commencement Instagram page, and the SAMMY app a week before the event.

Contact with any questions about the Spring 2021 Chicano Commencement.