Get Ready to Graduate!

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Santa Clara Convention Center

De Anza will hold its 57th annual commencement celebration on Saturday, June 29, beginning at 3 p.m. in the Santa Clara Convention Center5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, California. 

Remember to Apply for Your Degree

If you're planning to graduate, you must apply for your degree by completing the online form. You must apply no later than Monday, June 17, in order to have your name listed in the printed souvenir program. 

Bookmark this webpage and check back for the latest news about this year's graduation speaker and major award winners, plus how you can:

The graduation celebration is open to all students who are earning an associate degree (A.A., A.S., A.A.-T or A.S.-T) during the 2023-24 academic year, including the 2024 summer session.

  • Plan to arrive early: Doors will open at 1 p.m.
  • After the ceremony, you're welcome to take photos in the Red Carpet area with Roary the Mountain Lion and other fun props.

Faculty and Staff Information

  • Faculty members and classified professionals who plan to attend should email Nathaly Aguilar at aguilarnathaly@deanza.edu to ensure seating on the stage.
  • If you'd like to help out as a volunteer, before and during the ceremony, please send an email to Sally Gore at goresally@deanza.edu


Order Grad Regalia Now!

smiling young man in cap and gownYou can purchase Graduation Packs – which include a cap, gown, tassel and diploma cover – and affinity stoles from deanzastore.com or at the campus Bookstore in the RSS Building.

Order Regalia

You must place your order by Friday, June 14 in order to receive your items in time for the celebration on June 29.

If you need help paying for your cap and gown, please send an email with your full name and CWID number to Chelsey Taniguchi at communications@deanza.edu


Join the Celebration!

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There are numerous end-of-year events planned by De Anza's programs, affinity groups and Learning Communities. You can check the list of End-of-Year Celebrations for a complete schedule.

Grads participating in the collegewide commencement should also review the Tips for Graduating Students webpage. You'll find information about how to get ready for the big day, and how to make sure your name will be announced from the stage!

And remember to share your grad photos with the hashtag #deanzagrad2024



Submit Slideshow Photo and Message 

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Members of the Class of 2024 are invited to share a brief message of thanks, appreciation or inspiration – and, if you wish, a photo of yourself for our special Graduation Slideshow, which will be displayed on this webpage and during the graduation ceremony.

Participation in the slideshow is optional, of course. You can submit any photo of yourself that you like – it can be formal or fun. But don't delay! In order to be included in the slideshow, you must submit your message and photo no later than Monday, June 24. Click the "Submit to Slideshow" button for easy instructions. 

Submit to Slideshow



Send and View Digital Congrats Cards

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Friends, family and members of the college community can send congrats and best wishes to their favorite grad – or to the entire Class of 2024.

You can submit a photo of yourself or the grad you're congratulating, and we'll combine it with your message to create a colorful digital card. (If you don't have a photo to submit, we'll  use one of our special grad images.)

Click the "Send and View Congrats Cards" button to submit your congrats – anytime through July 1. Congrats cards will be displayed on a special section of this website, where everyone can enjoy them. 

Send and View Congrats Cards


Disability Accommodations

  • If you need disability accommodations, please send an email to dss@deanza.edu
  • Sign language interpreters will be present.
  • The graduation will also be livestreamed with captions on this webpage and on De Anza's YouTube channel, beginning at 3 p.m. on June 29.

Note: Photographers Will Be Present

There will be photographers and videographers recording activities before, during and after the graduation ceremony. If you prefer not to have your image recorded or used by De Anza College in informational and promotional materials, please notify the photographer or videographer.

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