Commencement 2018

Timeline

College of Creative Studies

For more information about participating in the College of Creative Studies ceremony and commencement logistics, please visit https://ccs.ucsb.edu/commencement.

Hosted by the UCSB Bookstore, the Grad Fair offers information and promotions related to graduation memorabilia including but not limited to: Announcements, Class Rings, Diploma Frames, and UCSB Alumni Gear.

Bren School of Environmental Science & Management

For more information about participating in the Bren School ceremony and commencement logistics, please visit http://www.bren.ucsb.edu/news/events/commencement.htm.

Hosted by the UCSB Bookstore, the Grad Fair offers information and promotions related to graduation memorabilia including but not limited to: Announcements, Class Rings, Diploma Frames, and UCSB Alumni Gear.

Commencement attire will be available for purchase in the UCSB Bookstore beginning on Monday, April 30, 2018.

Graduate Division

Registration for the 2018 Graduate Division commencement ceremony will open mid-February. The deadline for doctoral, master’s, and credential students to register to participate in the ceremony is Friday, April 20, 2018. For more information about participating in the Graduate Division ceremony, please visit www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/academic/commencement.

Hosted by the UCSB Bookstore, the Grad Fair offers information and promotions related to graduation memorabilia including but not limited to: Announcements, Class Rings, Diploma Frames, and UCSB Alumni Gear.

Commencement attire will be available for purchase in the UCSB Bookstore beginning on Monday, April 30, 2018.

Graduate Division regalia for rental will be available starting the week before commencement at the UCSB Bookstore. Please return your rented gowns to the Bookstore Tent located at the roundabout on the commencement site IMMEDIATELY after the ceremony.

College of Letters & Science / College of Engineering

Seniors who wish to participate in a ceremony must make a reservation using GOLD. Do not make any plans based on a particular ceremony until your student has a confirmed reservation on GOLD.

Seniors declaring candidacy in 2018 are eligible to make a reservation for their major ceremony on GOLD beginning at 9:00 AM on January 29th. The LAST DAY to make a Commencement reservation is Friday, March 9.

Final day for undergraduates to make a commencement reservation. See above for reservation instructions.

Hosted by the UCSB Bookstore, the Grad Fair offers information and promotions related to graduation memorabilia including but not limited to: Announcements, Class Rings, Diploma Frames, and UCSB Alumni Gear.

Commencement attire will be available for purchase in the UCSB Bookstore beginning on Monday, April 30, 2018.

Bachelor’s degree candidates participating on June 16 or 17 should pick up stage passes inside the UCen main lobby (outside the UCSB Bookstore), June 11 through June 15, 9 AM to 4 PM. No one other than the student may pick up their stage pass. Please show your UCSB student I.D. or a legal picture I.D. to receive your pass. On June 16 and 17, stage passes will be available at the Events Center. Passes are specific to the ceremony you reserved and must be presented at the Events Center (student robing area) to gain entrance.

Students must report to the Events Center (Thunderdome) with their cap and gown AND stage pass 1 HOUR BEFORE THEIR CEREMONY IS TO BEGIN. No guests are allowed inside the Events Center. Alcohol and tobacco is prohibited and will be confiscated at the door. Events Center Volunteers will assist with caps and gowns. 30 minutes before the ceremony, students will walk in-file along a designated route from the Events Center to the Commencement Green. Each ceremony lasts approximately two hours. Out of respect for everyone having their names called, please remain seated until all of the graduates have been recognized and the ceremony has ended.