Graduation & Commencement

Lurie College Commencement

The Spring 2020 SJSU Lurie College of Education Commencement ceremony was originally scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 21, at 7:30pm in the SJSU Event Center, but has been postponed as of Wednesday, March 18, in response to COVID-19. For more information about commencement, visit the SJSU Commencement webpage.  Watch the video of the Fall 2019 ceremony above.


Undergraduate Students Applying for Graduation

The online graduation application is open for students who have earned 85 units or more. Applying for graduation is a two-step process:

  1. Apply for graduation online [pdf]
  2. Meet with a major advisor to obtain a signature on the major form

If you have questions about the online process, please visit the Lurie College of Education Student Success Center (SH 106) to meet with an advisor.


Graduate Students Applying for Candidacy & Graduation

Finalizing your graduate degree is a two-step process:

  1. Complete the advancement to candidacy petition [pdf]
  2. Apply for graduation online

Deadlines to apply vary depending on your planned graduation date. If you have questions about the process or want support with completing the forms, please visit the Lurie College of Education Student Success Center (SH 106) to meet with an advisor.


Call for Spring 2020 Commencement Speaker

Video description: Lurie College student Megan Nebesnick – MA, Education, Concentration in Curriculum and Instruction with Multiple Subject Credential, speaks at our Fall 2019 ceremony.

We are looking to select a graduating student to represent and speak on behalf of the Lurie College community at the Spring 2020 Commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 21, at 7:30pm in the SJSU Event Center! In order to be eligible to apply to become the commencement speaker, you must also be eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony. Your speech can take any number of approaches, but should be original and should resonate with the commencement attendees, which will be made up of Lurie College students of different academic levels and disciplines, SJSU and Lurie College faculty and staff, and family and friends of all ages and backgrounds.

The deadline to apply to become the Spring 2020 Commencement Speaker was Sunday, March 1.