Grad Fest

Grad Fest Logo

Open to ALL participating graduates!
Grad Fest is a one-stop-shop event filled with important graduation and commencement ceremony information, updates from the alumni association and great deals on SJSU graduation and alumni gear!

In order to meet our student's needs, SJSU hosts Virtual Grad Fest Information Sessions as well as in-person events at the Spartan Bookstore.

Virtual Grad Fest Information Sessions:

The Fall 2022 Virtual Grad Fest Information Sessions have concluded, but you can view the presentation slides and event recording below:

Presentation Slides

Event Recording

Academic Regalia (cap and gown)
Herff Jones (official vendor)

* All participating graduates are required to wear academic regalia to attend the commencement ceremony.

The fastest and least expensive way to get your cap and gown (academic regalia) is to purchase it in-person at the Spartan Bookstore. Regalia is available now through the last day of the Commencement ceremonies on December 16.

If you can’t make it to campus and need your order shipped to your home, please visit to place your order. The site will close on November 14, 2022 at 8:59 pm PST.

* Please allow up to 30 days for your order to ship. Shipping charges will be added to online orders.

Graduation Photos
Best Grad Photo (official vendor)

Best Grad Photo will be on-site during the Commencement ceremony to take your official graduation pictures. You can purchase your photos through a unique link that will be emailed to you about a week after the ceremony.

Best Grad Photo will be back in the Spartan Bookstore on November 3, 2022 for FREE makeup photo sittings. The photo sitting is free, and there is no obligation to purchase the photos.

Register for a FREE makeup photo sitting in the Spartan Bookstore by clicking the link below:

For the first time ever, Best Grad Photo is offering a deeply discounted Micro Icon Photo Session for $12. This is your chance to be photographed on campus in front of SJSU’s most notable landmarks, by a professional photographer. There is no obligation to purchase the photos.

Register for a discounted Micro Icon photo session by clicking the link below:

SJSU Alumni Association Membership

Get your Alumni Association membership and receive a blue/gold Alumni Membership double cord (exclusive to alumni association members)!
Available only when you purchase the Alumni Package in the Spartan Bookstore or through the ordering website linked above!

Member Benefits

Your Alumni Membership has direct and positive effects on San Jose State. However, there's also significant advantages in it for you! Becoming a member is affordable, valuable, beneficial, and the best way to show your Spartan Pride!

COVID-19 Protocols:

The university will follow the California Department of Public Health’s policies on mega indoor events. All staff, faculty, graduates and guests are encouraged to use the SJSU COVID-19 Symptom Check Tool before arriving on campus.

As of Monday, October 3, SJSU no longer requires individuals to wear a mask or face covering in indoor spaces. Anyone who is comfortable wearing a mask should continue doing so and will be supported by our campus community.
*Masks are still required in the Student Wellness Center.

Restrictions may tighten based on the risks associated with the commencement ceremonies. Please check our website often for up to date information and announcements regarding the safety requirements of these commencement ceremonies.