Frequently asked Questions

Q: When will tickets be available?

A: Tickets will be available April 3. Each graduate will be limited to 6 tickets up till May 2nd, at which point all remaining tickets will be available without limit. For detailed information please visit the tickets page.

Q: Where can I park?

A: Parking is available in any of the campus garages. We suggest parking in the 7th st garage (South parking garage). Click here to view the campus map. Please visit our guest information page for further details. We are not responsible for parking tickets, please remember to pay for parking unless otherwise notified.

Q: Where is Morris Dailey Auditorium? 

A: Morris Dailey Auditorium is located in the North Western part of the SJSU campus. When looking at a campus map, look for tower hall. 

Q: Where is the Student Union Ballroom?

A: The Student Union Ballroom is located on the 2nd floor of the west wing of the Student Union, above the food court. When exiting the 7th street garage towards campus simply make a right then left at the fountain and the Student Union will be ahead on your right. Elevators are located next to the bathrooms.

Q: Can I bring food and, or balloons?

A: Food and balloons are not permitted inside the venue. Balloons must be kept in the lobby area.

Q: Can I bring my camera?

A: You sure can! Guests are welcomed and encouraged to have cameras, we simply ask that you refrain from using flash and please do not block the aisles while taking pictures.

Q: How long will the ceremony last?

A: Generally the ceremony will last 2 hours, however this is just an estimate and we cannot guarantee it. We will do our best to keep it to 2 hours.

Q: What should I wear? (Graduates)

A: At a minimum an appropriate graduation gown must be worn in order to participate. We recommend graduates to have a cap and tassel and be formally dressed underneath their gowns.

Q: Is there department regalia?

A: No there is no Department of Justice Studies regalia. The following programs/student organizations have specific regalia: Forensic Science, Human Rights, Alpha Phi Sigma and FSS. For more information please see the respective advisors/organizations' officers.

Q: When do I receive my diploma?

A: We have no control over diplomas, for further information please visit http://www.sjsu.edu/commencement/graduates/conferrals/ for clarification. 

Q: When will photos be available/ready?

A: Photos are expected to be available within a month of convocation. 

Q: Are in and out privileges allowed?

A; In and out privileges are not allowed, once you are inside you will be expected to stay for the duration of the event.

Q: Am I allowed to save seats?

A: Absolutely no saving of seats are allowed. Violators will be given a warning. Further violations will forfeit their parties seats and will be asked to step outside until doors are closed, at which point will be allowed back inside.

Q: Can I bring my child(en)?

A: Children are allowed, but must be kept under their guardians control and noise kept to a minimal. If possible please leave smaller children at home or with a sitter. Please note that children are not allowed on the laps of guests, and are required to have a ticket in order to be admitted to the venue. Children 6 months or younger are exempted from having a ticket.

Q: Are there accommodations for the disabled?

A: Yes, Morris Dailey Auditorium is fully ADA compliant, with capacity for multiple wheelchairs. The Student Union Ballroom has elevator access and has plenty of room for wheelchairs.

Q: Are noisemakers allowed?

A: No, noisemakers and other devices that make loud noises are not allowed. Devices will be confiscated. Violators may be removed and/or fined.

Q: Will refreshments be provided?

A: Refreshments will be provided after the ceremony. Subject to change.

Q: Are pets allowed?

A: Pets are not allowed unless they are certified service animals wearing appropriate identification.

Q: Where can I sit?

A: You may sit where there is an empty seat with the exception of the 1st row at the front, which is reserved for wheelchairs/seniors and their caretakers, and those with disabilities. Graduates will be seated in the front 4-6 rows of the center section. Other restricted seats will be clearly marked.