Cogswell's 2016 Commencement Ceremony will be held on:

Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 11:00 am
at the Santa Clara Convention Center Theater

If you plan to participate in the ceremony, please complete the Commencement Participation Form that will be sent out in mid March 2016 and return it to Brittany Bogle by April 1, 2016. You may do this by email or by dropping it off at the Student Life Office.

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 Brittany Bogle, Dean of Students at or 408-498-5137.


Commencement rehearsal will be held on Friday, May 6th, 2016, at 6pm at Cogswell College. This rehearsal is mandatory for all graduating seniors planning to attend the Commencement ceremony.

Commencement Tickets & Invitations

Each graduate may request up to 8 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 at the mandatory rehearsal on Friday, May 6th, 2016. You will receive an email to your Cogswell email address when you may stop by and pick yours up.


Senior portraits are scheduled for Friday, May 6th, 2016, 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 Brittany Bogle ( 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 and tie 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.

If you have questions, contact:

Brittany Bogle, Dean of Students