Commencement 2024

Congratulations Class of 2024

As you work toward June 2024 graduation, the faculty, the administration, and your many friends at UC Santa Barbara look forward to celebrating this major achievement in your life. We encourage graduation candidates, family and friends to review the important information and resources on this website. More information will be added in the coming months.

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Seniors in the College of Letters & Science and College of Engineering declaring candidacy in 2024 are eligible to make a reservation for their major ceremony using GOLD starting April 1. The last day to make a 2024 Commencement reservation is May 20.

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

Commencement Ceremony Schedule

Commencement Livestream


A livestream of each ceremony will be made available for online viewing. Watch from your desktop or mobile device.

Commencement Livestream

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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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Find answers to commonly asked questions about commencement.

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

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Questions About Commencement?

Visit our FAQ page to find answers to frequently asked questions or contact us by email at

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This event will be photographed and/or recorded. By entering this space, you agree and grant irrevocable permission to have your likeness, image, voice, and appearance photographed and recorded for any University business-related purpose and used as embodied in UC Regents Product[s] whether recorded on or transferred to videotape, film, slides, photographs, audiotapes or other media, now known or later developed, and to be included in various University marketing, outreach, or news campaigns.

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.