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. If you'd like some assistance with using Degree Works or determining your eligibility to graduate, your counselor can help.

young woman in grad cap and gown speaking at podium Bookmark this webpage and check back for updates, including news about this year's graduation speaker and major award winners, plus how you can:

  • Order your cap and gown – no later than Friday, June 14 (see below for details)
  • Submit your photo and message for the special graduation slideshow – no later than Monday, June 24
  • Send digital Congrats Cards to your favorite grad – or to the entire class of 2024
  • Get tips and instructions for what to do on Graduation Day!

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.

  • Please 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.

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 the De Anza Bookstore, through the online store or at the campus store in the RSS Building.

  • Orders can be shipped to the store on campus or to your home.
  • You must place your order by June 14 in order to receive your items in time for the celebration on Saturday, June 29.
  • If you need financial assistance in purchasing a gown, email Chelsey Taniguchi at with your name and CWID.

Disability Accommodations

  • If you need disability accommodations, please send an email to

Faculty and Staff Information

  • Faculty members and classified professionals who plan to attend should email Nathaly Aguilar at 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
  • See more tips for employees.

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.

Watch for More Info and Updates – Coming Soon!

young man with grad cap and gown posing for photo with smiling woman and flowers

Congratulations to the Class of 2023!

Relive the fun and excitment with this video, and see more highlights on the 2023 Memories webpage.

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