Cogswell's 2015 Commencement Ceremony will be held on:

Saturday, May 16, 2015

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 that will be sent out in mid March 2015 and return it to Rachael Sass by April 3, 2015. You may do this by email or by dropping it off at The Pulse located in the Admissions Office 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 Josie Alexander (408-498-5103 or Rachael Sass (408-498-5150 or

Commencement Tickets & Invitations

Each graduate may request up to nine (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 Sass at the mandatory rehearsal on May 1, 2015. 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, May 1, 2015, time between 1:00 and 6:00 pm. If you are out of town and cannot attend the photo session on the 1st, 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 Sass ( 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.

What to wear: You will be photographed in a cap and gown (provided at the portrait session) as well as in an outfit of your choice. This is the perfect opportunity to take a professional head shot for your LinkedIn profile. Suggested wear for ladies is a tasteful dress or nice blouse with slacks or skirt. Suggested wear for gentlemen is a dress shirt and tie, jacket optional.

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, May 1, 2015 at 6:00 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 16, you are excused from rehearsal. Please contact Josie Alexander (408-498-5103 or or Rachael Sass ( for any last minute details.

Senior Dinner

A Senior Dinner for graduating seniors will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 6:30 pm in the Dragon's Den. Please RSVP by April 24 to Josie Alexander (408-498-5103 or 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:

Josie Alexander, Dean of Students

Rachael Sass, Creative Services Manager

(408) 498-5150

The Pulse