Santa Clara University

2015 Commencement

Graduate Academic Attire, Accessories, Tickets, Photography & Videography

Academic Attire

Graduate attire including caps, gowns, tassels and hoods are required for all graduates participating in the Commencement Ceremony. They must be purchased through the Campus Bookstore. You will be able to purchase your attire beginning June 1, 2015. You DO NOT need to place an order for attire. The bookstore will have enough attire for all graduates to purchase.

Attire Pricing

Graduate Attire: $59.95 + tax
PhD Attire: $69.95 + tax

Campus Bookstore hours

 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 Monday - Thursday
 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Friday
 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Saturday
 Closed  Sunday

Campus Bookstore hours during week of Commencement

 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Monday - Thursday
 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Friday
 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Saturday
 Closed  Sunday

Graduate Ceremony Tickets 

The use of tickets for the Graduate Commencement Ceremony is implemented in order to give each family equal access to priority seating. It is hoped that this procedure will result in a more enjoyable experience for everyone. See below for details regarding tickets for the ceremony:

  • Tickets are required for the Commencement ceremony.
  • Each graduate will receive five guest tickets.
  • Children under the age of two do not require a ticket.
  • Graduates participating in the ceremony DO NOT need a ticket.
  • Tickets are part of your Commencement packet, available in the campus bookstore beginning June 1, 2015.
  • Additional tickets cannot be issued. However; a live video stream of the ceremony is available on our website.

Accessories & Gifts

While purchasing attire is required to participate in Commencement, there are additional graduation products available to students their families. Purchasing these additional items is not required for participation in Commencement. 

On April 23-24, 2015 Grad Fest will be held at Benson Memorial Center Plaza outside of the Campus Bookstore from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day of event. This event provides students with an opportunity to order announcements, class rings and diploma frames. All Alumni apparel & gifts purchases made at Grad Fest will be discounted by 15 percent. For additional information about Grad Fest, please contact the Campus Bookstore directly at 408-554-4356 or visit the website here. Please visit:



GradImages is the official photographer for our Commencement. Proofs will be sent to your home and via email within three to five days after graduation. Pictures can be ordered online, by phone or by mail. GradImages can be contacted at 1-800-261-2576 or through the website at

Registering your information with GradImages provides them with the information they need to deliver your graduation proofs in a timely manner. Giving them an accurate mailing address and email address will allow them to get your proofs to you on the first try. You may also provide them with email addresses of up to six friends and family members to allow them to celebrate in the accomplishment.

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A professional recording of the Commencement Ceremony will be available on DVD from Graduation Nation:

Commencement Office | Walsh Administration Building, Lower Level
500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053
1-408-554-2326 |