Cogswell College Commencement

The 2019 Ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 12

Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Santa Clara Convention Center Theater

If you plan to participate in the Commencement Ceremony you should indicate so on the Application for Graduation, which is collected by the Registrar's Office. Please complete and submit the Application for Graduation by the March 1, 2019 deadline.

If you have questions about your Graduation Application or your remaining units, please contact the Registrar, Angela Acuna ( or 408-498-5133). For questions about the ceremony, please contact Brittany Bogle, Dean of Students at or 408-498-5137.


Commencement rehearsal will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019, at 7:00 pm in the Dragon's Den. This rehearsal is mandatory for all graduating seniors planning to attend the Commencement ceremony.

Commencement Tickets & Invitations

Graduates will be informed of the number of tickets they may request following the March 1st Graduation Application deadline. Personalized graduation stationary and invitations can be ordered directly from the the Balfour website.

Caps and Gowns

Caps and Gowns will be available for pick up at the mandatory rehearsal on Friday, May 10, 2019. You will collect your cap and gown when you check-in for rehearsal.


Senior portraits are scheduled for Friday, April 5, 2019, from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. If you are out of town and cannot attend the portrait session on the 5th, there will be a limited number of appointments available the morning of the Commencement Ceremony. An email will be sent to the email listed on your Graduation Application with instructions for scheduling a portrait appointment. In addition to senior portraits, the photographer will take photos of each graduate as they receive their diploma, followed by a group photograph at the conclusion of the ceremony. Photos may be ordered at the graduate's expense directly from the photographer.

What to wear: You will be photographed in a cap and gown (provided at the portrait session) as well as in an outfit of your choice. This is the perfect opportunity to take a professional head shot for your LinkedIn profile. Suggested wear for ladies is a tasteful dress or nice blouse with slacks or skirt. Suggested wear for gentlemen is a dress shirt and tie, jacket and tie optional.

If you have questions, contact:

Brittany Bogle, Dean of Students