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2023 Commencement

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

We are pleased to share the high-resolution commencement photos with you. There is no charge to download. We hope you enjoyed the ceremony!


Congratulations, USV graduates!


We are delighted to honor the newest class of USV graduates. This year's experience will be split into two opportunities: Livestream or in-person.

The livestream begin at 11:00 AM PDT on Sunday, April 23rd.

Sunday, April 23rd at 11am (Graduates must arrive by 9am)
Santa Clara Convention Center | Center Theater

Commencement rehearsal will take place on campus on Friday, April 21st in the Dragons Den from 12:00pm - 3:00pm.

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

Commencement Tickets

Every attending graduate may reserve up to 5 guest tickets. A waitlist is available for up to 5 additional guest tickets (max of 10, excluding graduate). Waitlist tickets are not guaranteed and are dependent upon how many initial tickets are reserved. If you have a smaller family, we kindly request you limit your initial number of tickets so we can make more available to larger families.

For anyone not able to get a ticket, the event will be livestreamed.

Caps and Gowns

Caps and Gowns will be available the week before commencement at the registrar's office on campus. We STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you pick-up your cap and gown in advance, so you have time to steam or iron it prior to the ceremony. While there will be a steamer available in each of the men's and women's dressing rooms, there will not be time or capacity for more than a handful of graduates.

RSVP for the 2023 Commencement is closed. Please reach out to if you have any questions.