Graduation & Commencement

Fall 2020 Graduation Celebration

Our Fall 2020 Graduation Celebration will tentatively take place on Friday, December 18, at 4pm. We will add more information to this page with additional details as we get closer to the date.

Call for Lurie College Fall 2020 Graduation Speaker

Lurie College wants to select a graduating student to represent and speak on behalf of the Lurie College community at the Fall 2020 ceremony. The date and time for the ceremony are still to be determined, but it will tentatively take place on Friday, December 18, at 4pm. In order to be eligible to apply to become the student speaker, you must also be eligible to graduate. Your speech can take any number of approaches, but should be original and should resonate with the event 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.

To apply, submit a 3-5 minute video of you reciting your speech by Sunday, October 11, via this Google form.

Spring 2020 Graduation Celebration

The Spring 2020 SJSU Lurie College of Education Graduation Celebration took place on Friday, May 22, at 4pm. Watch the recording of the celebration above or jump to a section of the recording below.

Order of Events

  • 9:56 - Video acknowledgment of Spring 2020 Lurie College graduates (alphabetized by last name) and remarks from Dean Heather Lattimer
  • 13: 29 - Remarks from Associate Dean Marcos Pizarro
  • 18:14 - Remarks from Lurie College Commencement Speaker, Giselle Arellano (undergraduate, child development)
  • 33:17 - Slideshow of collages submitted by graduates (alphabetized by last name)

SJSU Spring 2020 Graduate Recognition Websites

SJSU has also created a website to recognize all of the Spring 2020 graduates for the entire university. Visit the recognition webpage for Lurie College of Education Spring 2020 graduates.

Congratulations, New Lurie College Alumni

Lurie College of Education Alumni

Congratulations to our new SJSU Lurie College of Education alumni. We have no doubt that you are prepared to be transformative educators, counselors, therapists, school and community leaders!

We would love for you to stay connected with us as you transition into your next chapters. Visit our Alumni webpage to take advantage of the many opportunities to connect with one another, stay connected with the college, and actively participate in the continued growth of the college. 

If you plan to enroll in a graduate program, credential program, or doctoral program in the future, we have numerous opportunities available and our Student Success Center Advisors are happy to assist you with your application process.

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 an advisor to review the My Progress report for outstanding requirements.

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.