Santa Clara University

SCU Commencement

Undergraduate 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. Attire will be available for purchase at the Campus Bookstore beginning June 1, 2015. You DO NOT need to place an order for your attire. The bookstore will have enough attire for all graduates to purchase.

Attire pricing information:

Undergraduate Attire: $54.95 + 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

Campus Bookstore Hours during the week of Commencement:

8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Friday

Tickets (Applies to Commencement Ceremony Only)

The use of tickets for the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony was instituted 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.

  • Each graduating student will be issued 6 tickets for Commencement. These tickets are good for ground level chair seating.
  • There is also general seating in the bleachers, which does not require tickets.
  • Graduates participating in the ceremony DO NOT need a ticket.
  • The gates to Buck Shaw Stadium, where Commencement is held, will open at 7:15 a.m. on June 13, 2015. 
  • Tickets are part of your Commencement packet, available in the Campus Bookstore beginning June 1, 2015.
  • Unfortunately, we are prohibited from issuing additional tickets. However, a live video stream of the ceremony is available on our website.

Gifts, Services & Accessories

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

In April (weather permitting), Grad Fest will be held on Benson Plaza outside the Campus Bookstore. This event provides students with an opportunity to order announcements, to purchase a class ring from Balfour or Herff Jones, and to receive a 10% discount off of diploma frame purchases. For additional information about any of these products, please contact the Campus Bookstore directly at 408-554-4356 or visit their website:

Photography and Videography


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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Graduation DVD

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

For your convenience

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