Commencement 2024

Frequently Asked Questions About Commencement

Updated June 18, 2023

To watch the recordings of the ceremonies, visit our UC Santa Barbara YouTube 2023 Commencement Playlist.

Order photos online via GradImages, call (800) 845-3686, or email for more information.

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

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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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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.