Commencement 2023

Commencement Ceremony Schedule

Presenting UC Santa Barbara's 2023 Commencement schedule. Find dates, times, and locations for each ceremony.

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Seniors in the College of Letters & Science and College of Engineering declaring candidacy in 2023 are eligible to make a reservation for their major ceremony on GOLD starting April 3. The last day to make a 2023 commencement reservation is May 15.

Sunday, June 11
11:00 AM | Campbell Hall
College of Creative Studies
Friday, June 16
9:00 AM | Bren Hall Courtyard
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
Friday, June 16
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Commencement Green
Graduate Division

2022-2023 Academic Year
Master’s and Doctoral Candidates
Teaching and Service Credential Candidates

Saturday, June 17
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Commencement Green
College of Letters & Science
Math, Life & Physical Sciences I
  • Aquatic Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry—Molecular Biology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biopsychology
  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Psychological & Brain Sciences
  • Zoology
Saturday, June 17
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Commencement Green
College of Letters & Science
Math, Life & Physical Sciences II
  • Actuarial Science
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Financial Mathematics & Statistics
  • Geography
  • Geophysics
  • Hydrologic Sciences and Policy
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Geography
  • Physics
  • Statistics and Data Science
Saturday, June 17
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM | Commencement Green
College of Engineering

Chemical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Sunday, June 18
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Commencement Green
College of Letters & Science
Social Sciences I

Economics and Accounting
Political Science

Sunday, June 18
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Commencement Green
College of Letters & Science
Social Sciences II

Asian American Studies
Black Studies
Chicana and Chicano Studies
Feminist Studies
Global Studies

Sunday, June 18
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM | Commencement Green
College of Letters & Science
Humanities & Fine Arts
  • Art
  • Asian Studies
  • Chinese
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Dance
  • English
  • Film and Media Studies
  • French
  • German
  • History
  • History of Art and Architecture
  • History of Public Policy and Law
  • Individual
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese
  • Language, Culture and Society
  • Latin American & Iberian Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Medieval Studies
  • Middle East Studies
  • Music
  • Music Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Portuguese
  • Religious Studies
  • Renaissance Studies
  • Russian and East European Studies
  • Spanish
  • Theater
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