​Congratulations to the 

Evergreen Valley College 

Graduating Class of 2020!

 Obtain your 2020 Graduation Packet here, which contains crucial information regarding your Graduation Commencement.

RSVP Deadline for the 2020 Graduation is Friday, May 1, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.

*Please note: In order to RSVP, you must have completed a Grad Petition Appointment with a counselor.  

The last day to submit Graduation Petitions is March 2, 2020. 

Please visit the Counseling Office for your appointments located in SC-250 or call (408) 270-6575 for more information.

Commencement Information

Commencement will be held Friday, May 22 at the Evergreen Valley College Soccer Stadium. The Soccer Stadium is located at:

3095 Yerba Buena Road

San Jose, CA 95135

Commencement Day Timeline:

4:45 p.m.- Graduation Check-In

5:45 p.m.- Graduate  Line Up

6:00 p.m.- Graduation Starts

The graduate lineup will begin at 5:45 pm. 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 and parking.

Graduation Tickets

Students must RSVP before the May 1, 2020 deadline in order to be able to participate in the commencement ceremony. Tickets and Wristbands are not required to attend the graduation ceremony. 

Cap & Gown Information

Students are allowed to decorate their graduation caps, so long as the decorations are appropriate.

Order your Cap and Gown here
The deadline for Pre-Orders is 8:59 PM on March 31st.  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 only a limited number will be sold at the venue location.

Please note: If you are in an Academic Program (i.e. EOPS, San Jose Promise, etc.), please check with your program to see if a Cap & Gown will be given to you BEFORE ordering your Cap & Gown.

Students who pre-order their Cap and Gowns during the EVC Grad Fair in February will receive a 10% discount. An email notification from the EVC Bookstore will be sent to all students who Pre-Order 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 in May. If you would like to order special stoles or heritage stoles, these can be purchased from the EVC Campus Bookstore.

Guest Information 

Guests are not required to have tickets in order to be able to attend the commencement ceremony.  Gates will open at 4:45 pm. We encourage guests to arrive early for optimal seating. The walkway will close to all guests beginning at 5:55 pm in order to prepare for the graduation processional. Guests arriving after this time will not be permitted into the stadium until the entire processional has entered and taken their seats.

Directions & Parking  

Parking Lot 9 will be reserved and available ONLY for graduates and for graduate drop off between
4:00 p.m-5:45 p.m.

All other parking lots will be open and free of charge for the graduation commencement ceremony. 
Friends and family of graduates may enter at either the San Felipe Rd Entrance or Yerba Road 
Entrance to access available parking lots. The closest parking lots to the event are Student Parking Lots 4, 3, & 2. ADA accessible parking is available in Lot 4A and Lot 5 and 6. 

The closest ADA parking lot to the event location will be Lot 4A. For those needing additional assistance, Golf Cart Shuttles will be available for guests that park in Student Parking Lot 6 & 7 from 5:00 p.m-5:45 p.m


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.

Please Note: Cap and Gown are 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 the large grass area behind the MS3 building.5:45 p.m. – Line up for Processional begins6:00 p.m. – Processional and Commencement Ceremony.
Faculty may RSVP directly here. Please note that in order to ensure an accurate seat count, the RSVP Deadline is Friday, May 8th at 11:59 PST

Volunteer Information

If you are interested in volunteering please complete the form below before Friday, May 10th.

EVC Supporting Page
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