Campus Messages

Recognizing Our 2020, Spring 2021, and Fall 2021 Graduates With In-Person Commencement Ceremonies

September 7, 2021

I am delighted to announce today that after thoughtful, in-depth discussions with students and other critical stakeholders, San José State University plans on hosting in-person commencement ceremonies this December for the first time in nearly two years. These ceremonies will celebrate both our fall graduates as well as those graduates from our 2020 and spring 2021 classes.

Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

August 18, 2021

The humanitarian crisis now unfolding in Afghanistan is unsettling and worrisome for many of us at SJSU. The images we have witnessed from news coverage, combined with the very real fear and anxiety felt by those who remain in the country, are deeply troubling. These emotions are shared by family members and friends abroad, and by concerned people everywhere.

Reflections on the past year’s fight against systemic racism

June 21, 2021

Just over a year ago, we launched an ongoing effort to develop concrete, meaningful actions to address current and legacy racial inequities. I write today to reflect on the progress our campus has made this past year to combat systemic racism at SJSU and to look ahead to the work that remains.