Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

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, ask your student to confirm their ceremony reservation on GOLD.

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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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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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?

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

This event will be photographed or recorded. By entering the event space, you agree and grant irrevocable permission to have your likeness, image, voice, and appearance photographed and recorded for commercial purposes and used as embodied in titles TBD whether recorded on or transferred to videotape, film, slides, photographs, audio tapes or other media, now known or later developed, and to be included in a non-commercial promotional and news video.