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Commencement 2017

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ITU Proudly Announces its 2017 Commencement Ceremony

Congratulations to all those graduating in 2017! This Commencement Ceremony is a testament to all the hard work and dedication shown by our students over the past few years and months.

Location

The Flint Center for the Performing Arts
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014
Saturday, May 13, 2017
11:00 AM

Schedule

9:00 AM Graduating Students Arrive for Ceremony Preparation
10:30 AM Doors Open to Guests for Seating Promptly
11:00 AM Graduation Ceremony Begins Promptly
1:30 PM Graduation Ceremony Ends
3:00 PM Reception Ends

Commencement Speaker

Phil McKinney is President and CEO of CableLabs. In this capacity he heads the research and development organization responsible for charting the cable industry’s technology and innovation roadmap.

Prior to joining CableLabs, he was the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of the $40 billion (FY12) Personal Systems Group at HP. He was responsible for long-range strategic planning, research and development (R&D) and product roadmaps for the company’s PC product lines, including mobile devices, notebooks, desktops and workstations. In addition, McKinney was founder and leader of HP’s Innovation Program Office (IPO). The IPO was chartered to identify, incubate and launch adjacent and fundamentally new technologies, products and services that would become the future growth engines for HP.

Recently (February 2012), Phil released his first book on innovation and personal creativity titled Beyond The Obvious, published by Hyperion. The book is available in hardcover, digital and audio formats. The book will soon be available in Russian, Chinese, Portuguese (Brazil), Korean and Japanese.

Phil McKinney Headshots

Cap, Gown, and Pick-up Dates

Your cap, gown, and tickets will be available for pick-up at the Information Desk from Monday, April 3, 2017 through Friday, May 12, 2017. The Information Desk is open Monday-Sunday from 9:00AM – 6:00PM. You will not be able to pick up your items on commencement day.

Please be sure to have a government issued ID or your ITU student ID for cap & gown pick-up. Caps and gowns were ordered based on the size you provided on the Commencement RSVP form and only if you have paid your balance in full.

Students that did not pay their cap and gown fee will not receive a cap and gown. It is mandatory for graduating students to have a cap and gown to participate in the Commencement ceremony.

Caps and gowns will not be available for purchase or pick up on the day of the ceremony. Please be sure to plan accordingly. If there are any changes made to the pick-up dates or location, you will be notified through your email.

Graduation Preparation

Graduating students should plan to arrive with their ticket to enter the student line up area. Students are required to arrive dressed in their cap, tassel, gown, and academic hood by 10 AM promptly. Please check your email for additional preparation information for the day of the ceremony.

Please see this video for instructions on how to properly wear academic regalia.

Lodging Accomodations

Spring Hill Suites Marriott is just minutes away from the ITU campus.

  • Friday, Saturday: $129 (King Suites)
  • Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: $269 (King & Queen Suites)

Reserve your Spring Hill Suites Marriott room here!

Interested in other options? Click here to view more hotels.

Contact

If you have additional questions regarding the upcoming Commencement ceremony, please submit a ticket to Student Services.

Parking

The Flint Center garage will be closed due to construction. Parking will be available at Lot A and Lot B all day. A parking fee of $5 should be paid to the attendant at the entrance to receive a parking permit. Parking permits should be displayed on the dashboard of your vehicle. Please do not use the self pay machines.

We advise that you enter De Anza College through Mary Avenue onto Campus Drive for the quickest access to Lot A and Lot B.

FAQ

How can I RSVP to the 2017 Commencement Ceremony?
Students that have petitioned to graduate for Summer 2016, Fall 2016, and Spring 2017 were sent an invitation to the email on the Petition to Graduate form.

Who is eligible to attend the 2017 Commencement Ceremony?
Degree recipients from Summer 2016, Fall 2016, and degree candidates from Spring 2017 that have petitioned to graduate.

What is the deadline to submit my RSVP and pay for my cap and gown?
The deadline for cap and gown payments and RSVP submissions to the 2017 Commencement Ceremony is Monday, March 27, 2017.

Is guest parking available?
The Flint Center garage will be closed due to construction. Parking will be available at Lot A and Lot B all day. A parking fee of $5 should be paid to the attendant at the entrance to receive a parking permit. Parking permits should be displayed on the dashboard of your vehicle. Please do not use the self pay machines.

Here are some highlights from the 2016 Commencement ceremony!

Last modified: May 3, 2017