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Class of 2024 FAQs

Please find the answers to many frequently asked questions:

Updated November 14, 2023

How do I petition to graduate?
Visit this page on the SCU Registrar's website for information on how to petition to graduate.  Be sure to notice deadlines related to your projected Commencement date.

What is the Commencement format?
Santa Clara University will host traditional Commencement ceremonies for undergraduates and graduates in Stevens Stadium on the Santa Clara University campus.

The Commencement ceremonies will be livestreamed for all to view and the link will be posted on the Commencement website.

Undergraduate Ceremony:
Saturday, June 15, 2024, 8:30 a.m.

Graduate Ceremonies:
Saturday, June 15, 4:30 p.m. - Graduate Programs in Pastoral Ministries and the School of Education and Counseling Psychology  

Saturday, June 15, 7:00 p.m.  - Graduate Programs in Leavey School of Business and School of Engineering

How many tickets do I receive?
Each graduate will receive (8) eight guests tickets for the Commencement ceremony.  Should you need additional guest tickets, we suggest you ask other graduates if they have tickets they don't plan to utilize. (Children 2 and under do not require a ticket).

How do graduates get their Commencement GradPass and Guest Ticket(s)?
In mid-April, eligible graduates will receive an email from detailing how to obtain their GradPass and Guest Ticket(s) via MarchingOrder. Graduates will be required to provide their guests’ name and email address. Guests will be able to access their tickets via email and will be required to have a screenshot or printed copy of their ticket to be admitted to the ceremony.

How do I order Academic Attire for the ceremony?
Information on how to order academic attire will be coming soon.

Additional FAQs will be added in the coming months