Commencement 2021

Mark the Occasion

Gaucho grads, it’s time to celebrate your hard work, resilience, and achievements! In addition to your in-person Grad Walk and virtual ceremony, we’re offering a few other fun ways to mark the occasion online. Share this page with your friends and family, too, so they can celebrate you reaching this milestone!

For Graduates, Family and Friends

From your social feeds to your front window, there are so many ways to represent #UCSB2021! We’ve put together plenty of options to help you celebrate the Class of 2021 — your way.

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#UCSB2021 Playlist

The official Spotify playlist is here! You voted, and UCSB First built it. Make these songs the soundtrack to your celebrations.

Listen now.

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Campus Comes to You

Not all graduating Gauchos can make it back to campus for Grad Walk, so we’re bringing campus to you. Choose your favorite backdrop — or all six!

Bring UCSB to me.

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Dear Grads

The Gaucho community shares your excitement as you graduate from UC Santa Barbara. See what your soon-to-be fellow alumni have to say!

Read messages.

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Graduate Spotlights

Memories, messages of thanks, and words of wisdom from some of this year’s graduates. Grab a tissue and get reading.

View spotlights.

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Zoom Backgrounds

Find the perfect UC Santa Barbara backdrop for your virtual departmental ceremonies and celebratory video calls.

Download backgrounds.

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Window Signs

Proud of your Gaucho? Proud to be a Gaucho grad? Let the neighborhood know that a #UCSB2021 graduate lives in your home!

Download signs.

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GIPHY Stickers

Your #UCSB2021 Instagram stories aren’t complete without a fun UCSB sticker! We’ve designed a few just for the Class of 2021.

Browse stickers.

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2021 Photo Mosaic

Can you find your photo in our mosaic of graduates? Download the full resolution image to print as a keepsake or download a smaller web version to share on social media or send to family and friends.

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