Information for GraduatesOur next annual commencement is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Stadium.
The ceremony is held in De Anza's Stadium to allow for unrestricted seating for you, your family and friends. Please come prepared with sunscreen, a hat and water.
To ensure you have a pleasurable graduation experience, we have listed some key information to assist you.
Please continue to check back for additional details.
Before Graduation Day
Volunteers will be available to help with disability-related questions. Accessible seating for mobility, vision, or hearing impaired guests and their companions will be reserved and clearly designated.
The program will be sign language interpreted and assisted listening devices will be available for loan to hard of hearing guests or graduates. If you require captioning please contact Disability Support Services.
For further information or assistance with special needs not specified here, please call Disability Support Services, 408.864.8959 (V) or 408.864.5650 (TDD). Suggested parking for those with California disability placards or plates is Parking Lot E. No parking fees will be required for commencement visitors.
Cap and Gown
Your cap and gown may be purchased at the De Anza Bookstore beginning Monday, May 16 at 10 a.m. The cost of the cap and gown is $59.75 plus tax and includes an attractive diploma cover and tassel. If you are borrowing a cap and gown from a former De Anza graduate, you may purchase a diploma cover and tassel for $20.99 plus tax, also at the Bookstore. The De Anza Bookstore also has a limited amount of cap and gowns that may be borrowed.
Please have your gown pressed for the commencement. Graduates completing their studies at De Anza College with honors will be eligible to wear the De Anza gold sash during the ceremony.
Faculty and staff: The deadline to request a cap and gown is Friday, May 27. Please email your request to Ken Dimare. Include your height, cap size (small, medium, large, x-large), degree, major and university. Rentals will be available for pickup the week of June 20.
Optional De Anza pride sashes are available for purchase at the De Anza Bookstore for $29.99 plus tax. De Anza pride sashes are also available with ethnic heritage design.
Building: ADM 150
Contact: Paula Joseph