Cogswell College Commencement (POSTPONED TO AUGUST 23RD)

The 2020 Ceremony will take place on Sunday, August 23rd. It was postponed from April 26th due to Coronavirus concerns.

Sunday, August 23rd 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.

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 Carolus Brown, Dean of Students at or 408-498-5137.


Commencement rehearsal date to be determined, but will be held 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 2nd 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. You will collect your cap and gown when you check-in for rehearsal.


Senior portrait day date is to be determined.

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:

Carolus Brown, Dean of Students