Are You Ready for Graduation?
Saturday, July 1, 2023
Santa Clara Convention Center
De Anza will hold its 56th annual commencement on Saturday, July 1, beginning at 4 p.m. in the Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, California.
Please check back here for more details in coming weeks.
Faculty and Classified Professionals: Please visit the Information for Faculty and Classified Professionals page to RSVP if you want to particpate in the 2023 graduation procession.
Congratulations, Class of 2022!
Thank You to Everyone Who Participated in De Anza's 55th Annual Commencement
Enjoy the celebration, one more time!
Watch this special highlights video, and check out the gallery of graduation photos below.
(Click any photo to view in full size. Click the arrows to advance right or left.)
This website has all the details about the 2022 Commencement event, including how to
- Download a printable Graduation program
- View the Graduation Slideshow with messages and photos from the Class of 2022
- Find stories and photos of our student Commencement Speaker and major award winners
- Send and view online Congrats Cards to your favorite grads
Special Graduation Slideshow
See Photos and Messages ~ Look for Your Friends!
Click the arrow in the lower left corner of the slides to see photos and messages from the Class of 2022.
- You can also use the search box to search by name or department.
- Just type in a name and select one of the suggested options.
Student Grad Speaker and Award Winners
Marissa McGuire: Student Speaker
This year's student grad speaker will be Marissa McGuire, winner of the Karl S. Pister Leadership Award, which provides a major scholarship each year to a De Anza student who transfers to the University of California, Santa Cruz.
McGuire, a first-generation college student, says she found community at De Anza through programs like LEAD (Latinx Empowerment at De Anza) and Guided Pathways. She is graduating with an associate degree for transfer in Psychology.
Student Award Winners
Three more students will be honored for their hard work and achievements during this year's commencement ceremony: David Lechuga and Rose Lu are winners of this year's President's Awards, while Aminata Kofuma-Henry is a recipient of the DeHart Scholarship.
More About The Award Winners
Send Online Congrats Cards
Friends, family and members of the college community can send congrats and best wishes to their favorite grad – or to the entire Class of 2022.
You can also submit a photo of yourself, your family or friends, or the grad you're congratulating. We'll combine your message and photo to create a colorful digital card. (If you don't have a photo to submit, we'll use one of our special grad images.)
Click the "Send and View Congrats Cards" button to submit your congrats – any time up through June 24. Congrats cards can be viewed on a special section of this website, where everyone can enjoy them.
Please NoteThere 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.