Fall 2022 | Commencement

Graduating this Fall 22? Be sure to stay up-to-date with all things commencement by checking out the SJSU Commencement link below.

Registration is officially open to all eligible Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 graduates.
Eligible students receive a registration email to their “Preferred Email Address” on file with the University, with a unique registration link for their ceremony.

Check out the Communications Archive for all messages that have been sent to students.

As a reminder, the deadline for students to register for commencement is Monday, November 14, 2022 at 12:00 pm via MarchingOrder.

Transforming Communities: A Movement to Racial Justice

Illustration of a power fist with the words A Movement, Not a Moment.

Transforming Communities: A Movement to Racial Justice, it is an annual event here at SJSU designed to foster connection with the broader San Jose community and change throughout our community towards a more racially just, and equitable campus, city, and county.

Submit an idea for a talk, lecture, workshop, entertainment/arts event, panel discussion, or any other idea for the Transforming Communities: A Movement to Racial Justice event here at SJSU. The event welcomes programs in-person, virtual, and in multiple formats that highlight various topics that address the multi-faceted aspects of racial justice and equity. This event offers you a really unique opportunity to connect research, teaching, and service all towards the goal of making our campus more just and equitable. We encourage creative proposals! Please consider submitting your work to this event and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to transformingcommunities@sjsu.edu

More information can be found here: https://www.sjsu.edu/transforming-communities

We look forward to working with you and having your participation.

Submit Your Program Idea Here

5 Ways to Prepare for Midterm Elections with Mary Currin-Percival

SJSU students with "I Voted" stickers.

SJSU students prepare to exercise their right to vote. Photo: Robert C. Bain.

San José State University Political Science Professor Mary Currin-Percival encourages people to be aware of their rights. As director of SJSU’s Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (IPACE) and the on-campus voter registration, mobilization, and education initiative SJSU Votes!, Currin-Percival’s focus is to inform SJSU students about the November 8th election. Midterm elections also provide an important opportunity for voters to voice their opinions on local and state ballot items, along with the city council, mayor, and state legislators.

San José State will have a voting station at the Provident Credit Union Event Center starting on Saturday, Oct. 29. Doors open from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. every day on the south side of the Event Center, near the Spartan Recreation and Aquatic Center — and on election day, it will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Currin-Percival shared five recommended actions you can take before the November midterm elections, to learn more, click here

Framing and Decoding Public Narratives in the Debate Over Race-conscious Affirmative Action by Dr. María C. Ledesma

Join us for our Fall 2022 University Scholar Series presentation entitled, “Framing and Decoding Public Narratives in the Debate Over Race-conscious Affirmative Action”

Dr. María C. Ledesma

This event will be on November 16 at 12:00pm, VIRTUAL only. Hosted by the Office of the Provost in partnership with SJSU King Library. This virtual event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (408) 924-2403.

To register for more information, click here

San Jose State University’s Healthy Development Community Clinic


Lofgren presented a $500,000 check for the San Jose State University’s Healthy Development Community Clinic

Lofgren presented a $500,000 check for the San Jose State University’s Healthy Development Community Clinic for their joint project with the East Side Union School District that provides families with healthcare services, while also helping advance graduate students’ education through in-the-field professional experience.

“I find it inspiring that SJSU’s College of Education is taking advantage of their expertise on campus – the professors and students focused on child development, speech pathology, therapy, and more – to help underserved children, adolescents, parents, and families in San Jose,” said Lofgren. “It’s a win-win-win – for families, graduate students, and our community as a whole.”

“We are very grateful to Rep. Zoe Lofgren for her support of the Healthy Development Community Clinic,” shared Heather Lattimer, Dean of San Jose State University’s College of Education. “This federal investment will allow us to significantly expand the education, mental health, and wellness services that the HDCC is able to offer to children and families in the East San José community.”

To read the full article, go to this link.

The Westly Prize for Young California Innovators with Talent, Creativity, and Spirit.

Are you a young innovator, entrepreneur, or idea-maker from California? If so, the 2023 Westly Prize is officially open for you! $145K will be awarded to changemakers with a vision that could change society. Is your idea next? Apply to this year’s Westly Prize to find out. Applications close 10/17/22. For more information about the Westly Prize, please click here

SJSU Legacy Run | Register Now

Legacy Run participants posing in front of the Tommie Smith and John Carlos statueon campus and running through the cesar arch.

Come and join us for our Second Annual SJSU Legacy Run—Our Communities and Mental Health: Activities That Ground Us. A walk, run, roll at San José State University that starts and ends at the Tommie Smith and John Carlos Olympic Statues and will go around the perimeter of the university, passing through the Arch of Dignity, Equality, and Justice or Cesar Chavez Arch.

Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Location: Start and finish at the Olympic Statues and perimeter of the university (sidewalk)

Register now or for more information, click here

Tote-ster Mash | 13 October 2022 | Paint your tote


You are invited to Tote-ster Mash, paint a tote bag for this Halloween.

RSVP on the link to register or scan the QR code.
Date/time: 13th October, 1 PM to 3 PM
Venue: Student Success Center (SH 106)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Are you an Alumni looking to connect with Lurie?

Do you know of a recent alumni that is looking to stay connected with our Lurie Community? There are so many great opportunities for alumni to network with one another, stay connected with the campus and college resources, and actively participate in the continued growth of the Lurie College community.

If you know of someone who would be interested, please share our Lurie College Alumni Google Form with them.

Student Fairness Committee Seeking New Student Members to Join

Are you Interested in the Student Fairness Committee?

Student Fairness Committee – In accordance with S14-3, the Student Fairness Committee adjudicates grade disputes and advises professors and departments on practices that will limit future problems. The committee also suggests ways to bring teaching practices and departmental practices in alignment with university policy.  Based on the nature of the grievance, the student fairness committee also guides students to other institutional resources that are available to address various types of grievances.

Click here to apply.

Please send any questions to the committee chair, Mahima Agumbe Suresh: mahima.agumbesuresh@sjsu.edu

Amazon Career Choice Program Will Make the Affordable SJSU Education Even Less Costly

SJSU has Partnered with Amazon Career Choice Program

Tech giant invests $1.2 billion toward “upskilling” of 300,000 Amazon employees by 2025.

Thanks to the Career Choice Program, part-time or full-time Amazon workers in the Bay Area can now have SJSU classes paid by the company. San Jose State is one of the many 150 universities to partner with Amazon to make this possible.

“We’re looking forward to San José State University coming on board as an education partner for Career Choice, adding to the hundreds of best-in-class offerings available to our employees,” said Tammy Thieman, global program lead of Amazon’s Career Choice program. “We’re committed to empowering our employees by providing them access to the education and training they need to grow their careers, whether that’s with us or elsewhere.”

As stated in the SJSU Transformation 2030, the university aims to bring exceptional people to do exceptional things. With a huge goal for student tuition assistance, SJSU makes great strides to help students take advantage of this opportunity beginning this fall.

Learn more about SJSU’s participation in the Amazon Career Choice Program

Lurie College Scavenger Hunt | 21 September 2022

We at Lurie College of Education are organizing a fun Student Scavenger Hunt where you can win PRIZES!
When: Wednesday, 21st September 2022
Venue: Lurie College Building (William G. Sweeney Hall)
Time: Round 1 starts at 10.30 AM  and Round 2 starts at 1:30pm – The first 12 people to arrive and complete the Scavenger hunt correctly will win a prize!
Rules & Guidelines:
  • Bring your Tower Card and mobile phone.
  • It is an individual competition. So, please do not share your answers!
  • Please be respectful and quiet when you enter the offices.
  • You have 10 minutes allotted for each clue. If you are unable to find the answer, feel free to message us on Discord
  • You can choose what round you would like to participate in.
The game and instructions will be provided on Discord, be sure to sign up today!
See you there!

Spartan Leadership – Student Nomination


The Office of Student Involvement is excited to inform you of the Fall 2022 program offerings from the Leadership Development team. All of the programs are open to currently enrolled SJSU students and no formal leadership experience is required to participate.

A few notes to highlight:

Applications for the Emerging Leaders Program are due before/by Monday, September 19, 2022.

Students can also nominate students to be a part of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) chapter at SJSU are due before/by Monday, September 19, 2022.

Submissions for the Leadership Opportunities Catalog are always being accepted! Someone from our office will be in contact with you if there are any questions about your submission.

If you have questions about any of our fall programs, you can contact Alexis Graesser, Leadership Development Coordinator at alexis.graesser@sjsu.edu or student-leadership@sjsu.edu.

Welcome to the Fall 2022 Semester


Welcome to the Fall 2022 semester at SJSU’s Lurie College of Education. We are so excited to be back on campus this fall and very much look forward to connecting with you in person. Our faculty, staff, and student leaders have been working hard to prepare engaging and meaningful experiences that are designed to support you on your educational journey this fall.

Watch the video to find clues to some FREE SWAG located in the Lurie Building! The Hunt begins on Tuesday the 30th of August. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @sjsulurie to locate more FREE swag and to share your journey with us!