Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 95054
NOTE: ALL GUESTS WILL NEED AN SJCC GRADUATION PASS IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE.
Guest Passes will be available to the graduating students at the Student Information Desk in the Student Center from May 8th to May 25th. Attendance at graduation must be confirmed in order to receive passes.
Professional class photos will be available for purchases afterward at www.gradimages.com.
Please call 408-288-3708 with any additional questions about SJCC Commencement.
Traffic may be congested on commencement day due to other events in the area; therefore, we recommend that your guests plan to be at the Santa Clara Convention Center by 4:00 p.m., in order to find parking.
Parking for guests with disabilities: ADA parking will be available in the front of the Santa Clara Convention Center additional parking is available in the parking structure.
Seating for guests with disabilities: Reserved seats tickets will not be needed, but guest with disabilities should arrive by 4:00 p.m. in order to avoid the last-minute rush. Inside the Santa Clara Convention Center usher will be available to assist in taking individuals to the appropriate seating. Due to space limitations, only one person may accompany the guest with disability in the accessible seating area. The chairs in the seating area are plastic, armless, portable chairs to allow for movement for wheelchairs. Other family member may sit in the regular seating located throughout the arena.
Commencement is a formal academic. We encourage you and your guest to celebrate your graduation; however, we request that graduates and their guests behave with the decorum the occasion deserves. All families are waiting to hear the name of their individual graduate; please hold clapping and cheering until all of your classmates have marched across stage.
In order to ensure the best experience for all, the following items are not allowed at the ceremony:
Streamer or "Silly String"
Horns, megaphones, or other sound amplifying devices
Faculty and StaffThe annual commencement ceremony will take place in the Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, on Friday, May 26, 2017. The program will begin promptly at 5:00 p.m., one hour earlier than past years.RSVP HERE by May 13.
If you plan to join the procession, you must wear regalia. If you do not already own a cap and gown, please purchase through the bookstore as soon as possible: firstname.lastname@example.org or x3737. Faculty Cap and Gown Instructions. Please place online orders by Sunday, May 7th.
Please meet for the Pre-Ceremony Reception and line-up in Room K at 3:30. Faculty members and administrators will line up at 4:40pm.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, the platform party will exit first. Following them, you will preceed the graduates to the Graduate Lounge for a reception.
SPECIAL RECEPTION FOLLOWING COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES
SJCC Faculty & Staff are invited to join in celebrating our graduates for a special reception following Commencement ceremonies on May 26 at Santa Clara Convention Center. The reception will include an opportunity for our graduates to receive SJCC alumni pins, to take photos with loved ones and our faculty/staff, and to meet an intimate group of employers offering summer internships and employment opportunities for graduates of our Certificate and Degree programs. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvre will be served. Be sure to join us for this special celebration of our graduates.