Commencement 2023

Frequently Asked Questions About Commencement

Updated October 5, 2022

You will find information about honors at graduation in the UCSB General Catalog. For more specific information, contact your college. Each college and department may also award additional honors and will contact you directly if you are to receive special regalia.

All of the above may be obtained from the UCSB Campus Store. Please visit the Campus Store website.

No; however, memorabilia such as diploma frames, the Stole of Gratitude, and announcements are extra. Please contact the UCSB Campus Store for more information and pricing.

All of the above may be obtained from the UCSB Campus Store. Visit the Campus Store website for the full list of available items.

While Commencement happens only once per year, students may declare degree candidacy in GOLD for any of the four academic quarters. For questions contact the Office of the Registrar or (805) 893-3592.

Diplomas are mailed approximately 3-4 months after the end of the term in which the degree was awarded. Please see information on diplomas at the Registrar’s website or email questions to GraduationMatters@sa.ucsb.edu.

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Visit our FAQ page to find answers to frequently asked questions or contact us by email at Commencement@ia.ucsb.edu.

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