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*Please note that School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, Rady School of Management, and School of Global Policy and Strategy hold their own individual ceremonies.

The ceremonies are designed to recognize graduates from Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2018, and Spring 2018. 

We will also allow graduates who plan on completing their requirements by Summer 2018 to participate.  


Registration is now open!  The deadline to register is May 24th. 



To participate in commencement, students and graduates must register online at Commencement Participation Form.


Participation Requirements:

In order to participate in Graduate Division commencement, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete the online Graduate Division Commencement Participation Form. Registration will open March 15th.  Deadline for registration is May 24th. 
  2. Fulfill all degree requirements before the end of the Summer 2018 quarter: Saturday, September 8th. 
  • Ph.D., Ed.D., D.M.A., D. Aud., and Master's candidates must successfully defend their dissertation or thesis and submit all final paperwork to the Graduate Division for approval. 
  • Master's candidates completing degree requirements by comprehensive exam must receive approval by Graduate Division. 
  • Education Studies Credential students must have completed all credential program requirements.

   3. Order cap and gown from UC San Diego Bookstore.





  • Specific questions regarding completion of your degree requirements may be directed to your departmental graduate coordinator or to the Graduate Academic Affairs staff at (858) 534-3555.
  • Specific questions regarding completion of your Education Studies credential requirements may be directed to Education Studies at 858-534-1680.
  • Questions regarding the Commencement ceremony or participation may be directed to gradcommencement@ucsd.edu.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about graduate commencement, please contact the coordinator.