Graduation & Commencement

Spring 2021 Graduation Celebration

We're excited to recognize and celebrate our next class of SJSU Lurie College of Education alumni during our Spring 2021 Graduation Celebration, which will take place on Friday, May 28, at 4pm PDT! Graduates will receive additional information via email regarding how to participate. Family and friend of our graduates are invited to watch the ceremony live on our Lurie College YouTube channel at

Fall 2020 Graduation Celebration

Our SJSU Lurie College of Education Graduation Celebration took place on Friday, December 18 - watch the recording from the live event below!

  • 14:35 - Video acknowledgment of Spring 2020 Lurie College graduates (alphabetized by last name) and remarks from Dean Heather Lattimer and Associate Dean Marcos Pizarro
  • 26:30 - Remarks from Lurie College Graduation Celebration speaker, Jacqueline Lopez Rivas (BA, Child & Adolescent Development)
  • 36:14 - Slideshow of collages submitted by graduates (alphabetized by last name)

SJSU Fall 2020 Graduate Recognition Websites

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