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2021 Graduate Division Commencement 

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Participation Requirements

In order to participate in the 2021 Graduate Division commencement, you must meet the following requirements:

1. Complete the online Commencement Registration Form by May 19th. 

2. Fulfill all degree requirements during Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021 or Summer 2021. Note: Last day of Summer 2021 quarter is Saturday, September 4th. 

  • 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. 
  • Education Studies Credential students must have completed all credential program requirements.

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

PLEASE NOTE: Class of 2020 graduates are not eligible to participate in the June 2021 Commencement ceremonies. A separate ceremony in the Fall is being planned for the Class of 2020 (details pending).


Degree Completion

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.

Education Studies

Specific questions regarding completion of your Education Studies credential requirements may be directed to Education Studies at 858-534-1680.

Commencement Ceremony

Questions regarding the Commencement ceremony or participation may be directed to

2021 Graduate Division Commencement Schedule

M.Ed., M.Eng., M.F.A., M.A.S., M.A., M.S.

     DATE: Saturday, June 12, 2021

     TIME: 10:00 a.m. PT

D.Aud., Ed.D., D.M.A., Ph.D.

     DATE: Saturday, June 12, 2021

     TIME: 2:00 p.m. PT

AT: Triton Track, UC San Diego 

Please note that School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rady School of Management, and School of Global Policy & Strategy hold their own individual commencement ceremonies.

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