As President Mary Papazian wrote in her message to campus, San Jose State will not be able to host live commencement ceremonies in May 2020. We recognize that nothing can replace the experience of celebrating your accomplishments at a live ceremony with your family and loved ones, which is why we invite you to walk across the stage at a future live ceremony.

The campus community still wants to celebrate you and your accomplishments by creating a place where you can feel acknowledged. 

Spring Class of 2020 Graduate Recognition Websites

On May 22, SJSU will launch our Spring Class of 2020 graduate recognition websites, one for each college. Hosted on MarchingOrder, each college site will have searchable, shareable content, including videos from the president, provost, college deans and personalized graduate slides that include your name, degree, and applicable latin honors for all Spartans completing undergraduate and graduate degrees.  

On your college's Spring Class of 2020 website, available through the summer, you will be able to:

  • View your slide and those of your fellow graduates
  • Share directly to your social media accounts
  • Download and save to your personal device, and
  • Share directly with your family and loved ones

Sample Graduate Slide

SP20 MO Slide Mock Up

NOTE: This is not a live event and is not a replacement for your live commencement ceremony. 

How to Participate 

All graduates should have received an email with details on how to register on the MarchingOrder website. Check your email and follow the link to submit your photo and personal message for your college's website by Sunday, May 10.

Don't see the email? Search for an email with the subject “Create Your Digital Recognition Slide" from



If you have any questions or experience technical difficulties, please contact us at


Share with #SJSU20 

On Instagram and Twitter, share your photos and farewell messages with the class of 2020, family and friends.

Get Geared Up!

Show your Spartan pride with custom gifts and apparel. Purchase apparel and gifts on the Spartan Bookstore website, and graduation items on the Herff Jones website.

Upcoming Commencement Dates

  • Fall 2020: Week of December 14, 2020
  • Spring 2021: Week of May 24, 2021