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 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
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.
Students are allowed to decorate their graduation caps, so long as the decorations are appropriate.
Order your Cap and Gown hereThe 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.
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
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
If you are interested in volunteering please complete the form below before Friday, May 10th.
2019 Graduation Guide