Commencement 2021

Frequently Asked Questions About Commencement

Updated June 12, 2021

One complimentary pre-selected photo will be shipped to each Grad Walk participant to the permanent mailing address provided when registering for Grad Walk on MarchingOrder. Expect the photo to arrive by the first week in August.

Once photos for purchase are available, our official photographer, GradImages, will email Grad Walk participants at their UCSB email account. Order photos online, call (800) 845-3686, or email for more information.

Personalized graduate slides can be found below the ceremony recording on our Commencement Livestream page. Type your name to find your slide or toggle between specific colleges.

Due to limited character space, middle names, degree minors, or additional academic achievements are not included on the slides.

We'd love to see your congratulatory photos, videos, and messages on social media. Just use the #UCSB2021 hashtag in your post.

Yes, please contact the Campus Store directly for more information.

Yes, 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.

Yes, diplomas are mailed approximately 3-4 months after the end of the term in which the degree was awarded. For questions contact the Office of the Registrar or (805) 893-3592.

You will find information about honors 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.

Please contact your major department directly to ask if they will be hosting a virtual event.
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