Santa Clara University

SCU Commencement

Academic Attire, Announcements & Rings, Photography & Videography 

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 3, 2013. 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 

Announcements and Rings

There will be representatives from two companies selling rings on campus: Herff Jones and Balfour. CB Graduation Announcements will be selling the announcements for this year's commencement ceremonies online and in the bookstore. For further information regarding rings and/or announcements or to learn the dates that these vendors will be on campus, please contact the Campus Bookstore directly at 408-554-4356.

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 3, 2013.
  • Unfortunately, we are prohibited from issuing additional tickets. However, a live video stream of the ceremony is available on our website. 

Photography and Videography

Bob Knight Photo is a professional company hired to take a photograph of each degree candidate as he or she receives the portfolio from the president. Proofs will be sent to you at the e-mail address you submitted to the Commencement Office. Bob Knight Photo can be visited online at


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 .

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