Santa Clara University

2014 Commencement

Academic Attire, Invitations & Rings, Photography & Videography - Graduate

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 2, 2014. You DO NOT need to place an order for attire. The bookstore will have enough attire for all graduates to purchase.

Attire pricing information:

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

Bookstore hours during the week of Commencement
8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Friday

Tickets (Applies to Commencement Ceremony Only)

The use of tickets for the Graduate 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. See below for details regarding tickets for the ceremony:

  • Tickets are required for the Commencement ceremony.
  • Each graduate will receive six 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 2, 2014.
  • 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: www.scu.edu/bookstore.

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 www.gradimages.com.

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 Photo Packages

Picture proofs will be emailed to each graduate 24 hours following the ceremony. A paper proof will also be delivered to the graduate with ordering information via the U.S. Postal service. There is no obligation to purchase.

A professional recording of the Commencement Ceremony will be available on DVD from Graduation Nation www.graduationnation.com.

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