Cogswell's 2014 Commencement Ceremony will be held on:

Saturday, May 17, 2014

11:00 am at:

Club Auto Sport
521 Charcot Avenue
San Jose, CA 95131

If you plan to participate in the ceremony, please complete the Commencement Participation Form and return it to Rachael Reisdorf by March 28, 2014. You may do this by email or by dropping it off at The Pulse located right across from the Student Lounge at Cogswell College.

If you have questions about your Graduation Application or your remaining units, please contact the Registrar, David Noriega ( or 408-498-5110). For questions about the ceremony, please contact Rachael Reisdorf (408-498-5150 or

Commencement Tickets & Invitations

Each graduate may request up to seven (this number is subject to change) tickets to Commencement. Personalized graduation stationary and invitations can be ordered directly Jostens web site at

Caps and Gowns

Caps and Gowns will be available for pick up from Rachael Reisdorf at the mandatory rehearsal on April 25, 2014. You will receive an email to your Cogswell email address when you may stop by and pick yours up.

Out-of-town Fire Science graduates may pick up their cap and gown at check-in prior to the ceremony.


Senior portraits are scheduled for Friday, April 25, 2014 between 12:00 and 4:00. If you are out of town and cannot attend on the 25th, there will be a limited amount of appointments available the morning of Commencement. Please make an appointment for your sitting on either day with Rachael Reisdorf ( In addition to senior portraits, the photographer will also take a group photo of all the graduates and a photo of you as you receive your diploma. Photos may be ordered at the graduate's expense directly from the photographer.

Class Rings

Cogswell College class rings may be ordered directly through Jostens. The toll free phone number to order a class ring is: 800-488-2173. Please visit the Jostens web site ( for more details.


Commencement rehearsal will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 4:30 p.m in the Dragon's Den at Cogswell College. This rehearsal is mandatory for all graduating seniors planning to attend the Commencement ceremony. FS graduates should try to attend, but if you are from outside the immediate area and do not plan to be in Silicon Valley before May 17, you are excused from rehearsal. Please contact Rachael Reisdorf ( for any last minute details.

Senior Dinner

A Senior Dinner for graduating seniors will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm in the Dragon's Den. Please RSVP by April 25 to Rachael Reisdorf ( with the number attending. Your significant other and family are invited as well - please keep the number of guests to no more than 4.

Please join us for this fun night - you've worked hard and we want to celebrate your achievements!!

If you have questions, contact:

Rachael Reisdorf, Commencement Coordinator
(408) 498-5150

The Pulse