Commencement 2020

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

As the UC Santa Barbara community prepares for our annual Commencement ceremonies, we encourage graduation candidates, family, friends, as well as participating staff and faculty to review the important information and resources on this website. The warm thoughts and good wishes of the faculty, the administration, and your many friends at UC Santa Barbara go with you as we celebrate this major achievement in your life.

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​​​​Note to parents: Before making travel and hotel accommodations, your student needs to make their ceremony reservation on GOLD. Ceremony reservations on GOLD will be available during Winter Quarter, starting February 18th through March 20th, 2020.

Please check back here as more information will be posted as it becomes available.

UC Santa Barbara Commencement Stage


Find dates, times, and locations for each Commencement ceremony.

Commencement Ceremony Schedule

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Access links to important information for graduating students.

Commencement Information for Students

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Parents and Guests

Critical dates, parking details, and other pertinent information for parents and guests of graduates.

Parents and Guests 

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Faculty and Staff

Important information for faculty and staff members participating in UC Santa Barbara Commencement.

Faculty and Staff

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Directions and Parking

Find your way to the UC Santa Barbara campus and to designated Commencement parking.

Commencement Directions and Parking

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Can friends and family members watch Commencement ceremonies on the web? Get answers to this and other frequently asked questions.

Commencement FAQ

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Need to contact someone about Commencement? Here’s a list of important websites and phone numbers.

Commencement Resources


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Join us on social media to celebrate and congratulate our graduates.

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Questions About Commencement?

Contact the Commencement Hotline at (805) 893-8289 or email

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Alert System

The UCSB Alert system is intended to enhance and promote safety on campus by providing community members and visitors with timely access to important information. Visitors who would like to receive temporary access to UCSB Alerts can subscribe to our NIXLE channel by texting UCSBAlert to 888777. (Message and data rates may apply. Message frequency varies.)

Temporary subscriptions to UCSBAlert expires at 9:00am the following day, but can also be canceled by replying STOP at any time. Visitors must renew subscriptions to continue receiving alerts after they expire.

For alerts and information about incidents that occur outside of Clery geography (e.g., Isla Vista, Goleta, Santa Barbara) the campus community is encouraged to sign up for Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency alerts in Goleta or Santa Barbara. For additional information on the UCSB Alert system please visit the UC Santa Barbara Police Department website.