Students who received degrees in summer 2017, fall 2017 and summer 2018 or have applied to graduate in spring 2018 and plan to attend commencement MUST complete the Intent to Participate Form no later than May 18. A link to the form is on the front page of the Commencement website at


The College of Humanities and the Arts Spring 2018 Convocation Ceremony

  • HOST:
    The College of Humanities and the Arts
  • WHEN:
    May 24, 2018, Thursday 
    1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • WHERE: SJSU Event Center



Commencement Schedule

Commencement is scheduled for Thursday, May 24, 1:30 pm at the SJSU Event Center. Doors to the Event Center open at 12:30. Commencement begins promptly at 1:30 pm and will end no later than 4 pm. 

Graduating students are asked to arrive at 12 noon so that they may share a few festive moments and be shepherded into line. They will gather in the space between the Music Building and the Event Center.

Faculty are asked to arrive between 12 and 12:30 to the Aerobics Room in the Event Center (the same space we gather for the Honors Convocation). Faculty helping with the ceremony (Marshals, Greeters, Hooders, Chairs, readers who are not Chairs) are asked to arrive closer to noon.


Department celebrations

The Humanities Majors (i.e. Majors for Creative Arts, Liberal Studies Teachers Prep, and the Humanities BA: American Studies, Asian Studies, Middle East Studies, Religious Studies, European Studies, and Liberal Arts) are invited to a reception on the Smith and Carlos Lawn immediately following the commencement ceremony.

Humanities Department Spring 2018 Reception

  • HOST:
    The Humanities Department
  • WHEN:
    May 24, 2018, Thursday 
    4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • WHERE: Smith and Carlos Lawn

Please check your emails or this website for any updates.  Or call the Humanities Department Coordinator, Jennifer Hoyman at 408-924-4464, or send her an email at


SPARTAN BOOKSTORE for Graduation Attire at the Student Union.

Registrar Office for Diploma and other relevant information.

Commencement Guide for University-wide commencement event.

SJSU Campus Map

SJSU Today Blog writes: "Humanities Department Convocation: Well-Rounded"