PAU Commencement

Palo Alto University holds two commencement ceremonies*.

*Potential graduates must still complete an application, regardless of whether they plan to participate in their commencement ceremony.  In order to participate in the appropriate 2020 commencement ceremony, all graduation requirements must be completed by the end of the summer 2020 quarter.  In addition, doctoral students must complete their dissertation defense by May 15, 2020.  Unfortunately, we are not able to make exceptions to these policies.

Information about both ceremonies is below.  Questions about commencement can be directed to Dean Shepard at tshepard@paloaltou.edu.


DOCTORAL GRADUATES:

Information for Participants:  This document has all the information our doctoral graduates need to be ready for their ceremony.  Feel free to share with your guests too.

Date:  June 20, 2020 at 10 am

Location:  San Jose Civic, 135 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95113

Parking:  Parking is plentiful in downtown San Jose.  Metered street parking, as well as private and San Jose city owned parking garages are available near The Civic. Additional inforamtion about parking will be provided as available.

Reserving Seats:  Graduates must RSVP for their graduation ceremony and reserve up to 10 seats for guests at Eventbrite-Doctoral Ceremony RSVP.  The deadline to request seats is June 5, 2020. Please reserve only the number of seats you need as any additional available seats will be released to those on a waitlist. To be added to the waitlist for additional tickets, please contact Dean Shepard with the number of additional seats you want to request (limited to five additional seats).

Live-Stream:  There will be a live-stream of the event available.  Information will be provided to graduates and updated on this page when available.

Application:  Applications to participate in commencement close on May 1, 2020.  You can access the application through PAU's Portal.  Go to the student tab.  You will find the graduation application formn under the heading "Student Resources".

Cap & Gown:  Order through Herff Jones; deadline to purchase your academic regalia is May 25, 2020.


MASTERS & BACHELORS:

Information for Particpants:  This document has all the information our masters and bachelors graduates need to be ready for their ceremony.

Date:  June 20, 2020 at 1:30 pm

Location:  San Jose Civic, 135 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95113

Parking:  Parking is plentiful in downtown San Jose.  Metered street parking, as well as private and San Jose city owned parking garages are available near The Civic. Additional inforamtion about parking will be provided as available.

Reserving Seats:  Graduates must RSVP for their graduation ceremony and reserve up to 10 seats for guests at Eventbrite-Undergraduate/Masters Ceremony RSVP.  The deadline to request seats is June 5, 2020. Please reserve only the number of seats you need as any additional available seats will be released to those on a waitlist. To be added to the waitlist for additional tickets, please contact Dean Shepard with the number of additional seats you want to request (limited to five additional seats).

Live-Stream:  There will be a live-stream of the event available.  Information will be provided to graduates and updated on this page when available.

Application:  Applications to participate in commencement close on May 1, 2020.  You can access the application through PAU's Portal.  Go to the student tab.  You will find the graduation application formn under the heading "Student Resources".

Cap & Gown:  Order through Herff Jones; deadline to purchase your academic regalia is May 25, 2020.

Honors Cords (only for undergraduate students):  If you are graduating with honors (cum laude, summa cum laude, or magna cum laude), honor cords will be provided the day of commencement.  You do not need to order this in advance.

 
 
 
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