A reception for graduates and their guests will be held immediately following the ceremony. Location to be determined.
All commencement participants must wear academic attire (cap and gown) to participate in the ceremony.
The UC San Diego Bookstore is now taking orders for rentals of regalia (cap, gown, hood, and tassel). Please visit the UC San Diego Bookstore website for more information.
Information regarding the purchase of regalia (cap, gown, hood, and tassel) can be found on the UC San Diego Bookstore website.
Ask your dissertation adviser (all Ph.D., Ed.D., D.M.A., Aud.D. and M.F.A. candidates) to assist in the hooding. Please indicate the name of your dissertation adviser on the commencement participation form. We will extend an invitation to your adviser to attend commencement. If you would like someone other than your dissertation adviser to assist in the hooding or if there are other special circumstances, please indicate this on the commencement participation form. If your dissertation adviser is unable to attend, a departmental representative will assist with your hooding.
Hearing Imparired - American Sign Language interpreters will be on stage during the ceremony. Specialty seating is available.
Mobility Impaired - Seating for disabled guests is available in the top rows on both sides of the RIMAC Arena. Seating is first come, first serve and cannot be reserved. Note: The Campus does not provide wheelchairs.
Parents and families may order leis and flowers through Graduation Day Flowers. Pre-order before the ceremony for discounted pricing!