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Commencement

Congratulations class of 2024!


This year, San José City College celebrates its 101st commencement ceremony. We will confer and award 1,761 degrees, and 1,288 certificates to 3,049 graduates. We're proud of our Jaguars who discovered their Student Pathway to Opportunity and Transfer (SPOT) and will launch new careers or transfer to the universities and colleges of their dreams. We thank the loved ones who supported their students through thick and thin to help them achieve their academic goals. Stay tuned to this page for downloadable photos of the 2024 graduation festivities. Go Jaguars!

 

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Important Dates

Graduation/Certificate Petitions for Spring 2024

Due in the Office of Admissions and Records

March 22, 2024

  • Graduating Students: 

Confirm your attendance at the Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 23rd. RSVP here! 

  • Each graduate will receive 5 wrist bands.

 

  • Deadline to RSVP for Commencement is Friday, May 3rd. 

 

  • Attend a Commencement Information Session to learn details about your big day:
    • Monday, May 13th , 2:00 p.m. at Student Center Building SC-204

Jaguar Stadium
Thursday, May 23, 2024 
The ceremony starts at 3 pm
Important Tips!
  • It will be a beautiful and sunny afternoon. SJCC will provide free bottled water, but consider bringing:
    • A hat
    • Sunscreen
    • A small seat cushion. The bleachers are aluminum and you will be sitting for a couple of hours.
    • Your Jaguar spirit!
  • In order to ensure the best experience for all, the following items are not allowed at the ceremony:
    • Umbrellas (you don't want to block the view of those sitting behind you)
    • Stadium chairs (they take up too much space)
    • Balloons, streamers, “Silly String”
    • Horns, megaphones, or other sound amplifying devices
    • Glass bottles or cans or ice chests
    • Alcohol (not allowed anywhere on campus) 

 

Additional Information

 

  • "Academic regalia (graduation cap, gown and tassel) is required to participate in Commencement 2024.  Graduates must wear a black graduation cap and gown to participate in the commencement ceremony.  Gowns should not be altered to be higher than knee length. No exceptions will be made. We recommend graduates not wear flip flops or high heels.  
     
    Acceptable graduation caps, gowns, and tassels may be purchased through the San Jose City College Bookstore online at https://colleges.herffjones.com/college/_sjcc/.  
     
    Students experiencing financial hardship may inquire about a borrowing a graduation cap and gown from the Welcome Center/Information Desk located on the first floor of the Robert N. Chang Student Center during business hours.  Availability is limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis."
 

 

  • Each graduate will receive 5 wrist bands. The wristbands will grant you access to the SJCC Jaguar Stadium.

 

  • No alcoholic beverages of any kind are permitted anywhere in the SJCC Jaguar Stadium.

 

  • 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 SJCC by 2:00 p.m., in order to find parking.

 

  • Parking for guests with disabilities: ADA parking will be available in the next to the SJCC Jaguar Stadium additional parking is available in the parking lot C.

 

  • Seating for guests with disabilities: Reserved seats tickets will not be needed, but guest with disabilities should arrive by 2:00 p.m. in order to avoid the last-minute rush. Inside the SJCC Jaguar Stadium 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. 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.

 

  • The SJCC Commencement Ceremony will begin promptly at 3:00 p.m.

 

  • Visitors are able to park in the Student Parking Garage, which is located on the corner of Moorpark Ave, and Leigh Ave. 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 SJCC by 2:00 p.m., in order to find parking.

 

  • Parking for guests with disabilities: ADA parking will be available in the next to the SJCC Jaguar Stadium additional parking is available in the parking lot C.

 

  • Seating for guests with disabilities: Reserved seats tickets will not be needed, but guest with disabilities should arrive by 2:00 p.m. in order to avoid the last-minute rush. Inside the SJCC Jaguar Stadium 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. Other family member may sit in the regular seating located throughout the arena.

 

 

  • In order to ensure the best experience for all, the following items are not allowed at the ceremony:
    • Balloons
    • Confetti
    • Streamer or “Silly String”
    • Horns, megaphones, or other sound amplifying devices
 

Past Commencements

Commencement 2022

Commencement 2021

Commencement 2019

Commencement 2018

Commencement 2017

Commencement 2010

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