Obtain your 2019 Graduation Packet here, which contains crucial information regarding your Graduation Commencement.
RSVP Deadline for the 2019 Graduation is Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
*Please note: In order to RSVP, you must have completed a Grad Petition Appointment with a counselor. As of April 2, 2019 all students with a completed Grad Petition on file have been emailed an individualized link to the Marching Order Graduation Website.
Please check your email. The email will have a subject line that states: "Commencement Ceremony Registration". If this email is not found in your inbox or spam folder please email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, student id number, and phone number.
Commencement will be held Thursday, May 23 at City National Civic. City National Civic is located at:
135 W San Carlos St
San Jose, CA 95113
If you do not plan on participating the practice ceremony, the graduate lineup will begin at 5:00pm. You must arrive by 5:30 in order to be able to participate in the commencement ceremony.
The ceremony processional will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. and graduates will not be admitted after the procession has begun.
Please be sure to allow sufficient time for heavy traffic, parking, and walking to the Graduation Venue.
Students are allowed to decorate their graduation caps, so long as the decorations are appropriate.
Order your Cap and Gown here. Deadline to Pre-Order is 8:59 PM on March 30th. If you do not pre-order your cap and gown, you may purchase your cap and gown from the EVC Campus Bookstore beginning in May. Please purchase your cap and gown before the day of graduation, as they will not be sold at the venue location.
Please note: If you are in an Academic Program (i.e. EOPS), please check with your program before ordering your Cap & Gown.
If you would like to order special stoles or heritage stoles, these can be purchased from the EVC Campus Bookstore.
Students who pre-order their Cap and Gowns during the EVC Grad Fair in February will receive an email notification from the EVC Bookstore when their package has arrived. Payment will be due upon pickup. If you do not pre-order your Cap and Gown you will be able to purchase these items inside of the EVC Bookstore. Please note that Cap and Gowns will not be sold at the event location so it is crucial that these items be purchased in advance at the EVC Bookstore.
Guests must have tickets in order to be able to attend the commencement ceremony. Each graduate will receive 7 tickets.
If more tickets become available they will be released on a first come first serve basis.
Directions & Parking - See Directions
Please Note: Only graduates will receive validated parking. Standard Parking Rates: $1 per 20 minutes; $20 daily maximum will apply for visitors parking in the San Jose Convention Center Parking Garage.
Public Transportation Information - See Information
You are invited to share in celebrating the success and accomplishment you helped make possible. Join the Commencement Ceremony in your own regalia to show support and appreciation for the success of your students.
Faculty participating in the commencement ceremony will receive validated parking.
Please Note: Cap and Gown is required for participation.
If you do not already have your own, please purchase them at the EVC Bookstore by May 15th.
Timeline for Faculty
5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.. – Meet at City National Civic for light refreshments and to prepare for Commencement line up. City National Civic Center is located at:
135 W San Carlos StSan Jose, CA 95113
135 W San Carlos StSan Jose, CA 95113
5:45 p.m. – Line up for Processional begins
6:00 p.m. – Processional and Commencement Ceremony.
If you are interested in volunteering please complete the form below before Friday, May 10th.
2019 Graduation Guide