Commencement 2018

Special Accommodations

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UC Santa Barbara will live web stream all commencement ceremonies. Please check back in June for the access link.

A limited number will be available on-site at our lower information tents for each ceremony.

Sign language interpreters are available upon request for all UC Santa Barbara Commencement ceremonies. Please contact the Office of Event Management & Protocol at (805) 893-2117 to make arrangements once your student has reserved their ceremony.

Our commencement site is outdoors and Santa Barbara weather in June tends to be unpredictable. In case of a warm day, shaded tent seating is available on-site. We ask that parties limit the use of these tents to two guests.

  • Loma Pelona Center
  • Theater and Dance Room 1701

Additional on-site accommodations for those who would prefer to watch from an indoor venue, include a temperature controlled auditorium that will show a livestream of the commencement ceremonies. Seating is on a first come - first served basis.

Shuttles will be available to pick up passengers at University Plaza and Lot 23 on Commencement Weekend. Please see Directions & Parking page.

Accessible portable restrooms are located on-site near Hatlen Theater.

Due to the size of campus and slope of the commencement site, some guests may want to consider bringing their wheelchair for this event.