LLD Commencement, 2014

Congratulations graduates!  The Linguistics & Language Development Commencement Ceremony will be taking place as described below.  This is for our departmental graduation, not the SJSU-wide ceremony (which is free).  As a graduate, you are free to attend either ceremony, or both.  For info on the SJSU-wide ceremony, visit their webpage.  If you plan to attend our Department’s Commencement Ceremony, please read below and bookmark this page for your records.

Date:  May 9th, Friday
Time:  5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location:  Engineering 189 (On the 1st floor, facing the new wing of the Student Union).  Map.


Cost will be $15.00 per person.  Tickets go on sale April 14th.  Tickets will be sold in-person at the department’s front desk, cash only.  Additional tickets are likely to become available.  An email notification will go out before April 14th to announce the ticket sales.  NOTE:  tickets are still available!  The previous seat limit has been lifted, there are plenty of spaces!  Also, if you are interested in requesting a scholarship ticket, please email lldsasec@gmail.com


How to register for graduation:

  1. Email lldsasec@gmail.com and RSVP.  Let us know how many tickets you plan to purchase, and info on your gown rental.  If you are NOT planning on walking with us, it would help us to know that as well!
  2. Purchase tickets starting on April 14th.
  3. Pick up gown rentals on May 5th – 8th.
  4. Be gowned and ready to walk at 5pm sharp on May 9th!


For questions & special accommodations, please contact our Department’s secretary, Cookie Galvan at cookie.galvan@sjsu.edu.



Gown Rentals:
Every year, the LLD Student Association rents gowns as a fundraiser for considerably less than what they cost new.  The cost will be $30.00 for both a gown and cap.  We also have a limited number of masters hoods available for an additional $5.00.  We will not be providing tassels this year, please purchase A WHITE TASSEL (Humanities undergraduate) or a BLACK TASSEL (Masters Program)  on your own any time at the SJSU bookstore (for $9.00).

Sizes & Availability: 
Bachelors:  5’0″-5’2″ (0),  5’3″- 5’5″ (3),   5’6″-5’8″ (1),   5’9″-5’11” (1),   6’0″-6’2″ (2)
Masters:  5’0″-5’2″ (1),  5’3″- 5’5″ (4),   5’6″-5’8″ (5),   5’9″-5’11” (3),   6’0″-6’2″ (0)

To rent a gown, email lldsasec@gmail.com and say 1) The size and type you are requesting and 2) if you’d like to rent a masters hood as well.  They will be assigned first-come-first-serve based on the email timestamp.  You can pay for your gown rental at the same time you pay for your tickets at the front desk on 4th floor Clark.

Rosies & Posies will be outside the ceremony selling flowers and leis for students beginning at 4:00 pm.  You can call in any order to guarantee that students  receive that special lei or a special flower order at 408-293-3773 and they can pick the order up at the ceremony!  BONUS the department will receive 20% of all sales…….. What a wonderful way to show their support to the department one last time.


Buy a gift for your graduate!  Support the LLDSA by shopping in our online store:  http://www.redbubble.com/people/lldsasec


One thought on “LLD Commencement, 2014

  1. I already sent a response specifying That I want to rent a gown and cap size 5’9″ and that I wanted 3 tickets, I would buy four tickets in total if you have them. I answered with the reply button, hope you have received it.