2016 commencement schedule

Commencement exercises for the Class of 2016 at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will be held on Friday through Sunday, June 10-12. The degree-conferring commencements will be hosted by UCSC's 10 undergraduate colleges and the Graduate Division. A number of other celebrations, beginning Friday, June 3, are also planned to honor graduates. Maps of UCSC parking locations can be found here. 

Commencement Exercises: June 10-12

Friday, June 10

Ceremony Time Location Main Parking Location
Grad Division 4:00 PM East Field East Remote

Saturday, June 11

Ceremony Time Location Main Parking Location
Porter College 9:00 AM West Field Core West, Performing Arts
Merrill College 9:30 AM East Field East Remote
College Eight 1:00 PM West Field Core West
Cowell College 1:30 PM East Field East Remote
Oakes College 5:00 PM West Field Core West
Kresge College 5:30 PM East Field East Remote

Sunday, June 12

Ceremony Time Location Main Parking Location
Crown College 9:00 AM East Field East Remote
College Nine 9:30 AM West Field Core West
Stevenson College 1:00 PM East Field East Remote
College Ten 1:30 PM West Field East Remote

Other Graduation Celebrations: June 3-14

Friday, June 3

Ceremony Time Location Main Parking Location
Sociology 3:00 PM College 8 Red Building West Remote

Wednesday, June 8

Ceremony Time Location Main Parking Location
Women's Center 2:00 PM Granary Granary

Thursday, June 9

Ceremony Time Location Main Parking Location
GLBT Rainbow 2:00 PM Merrill Provost House TBD
Literature 3:00 PM Kresge Town Hall TBD
Latin American and Latino Studies 4:00 PM Merrill Cultural Center Merrill College
American Indian End of Year Celebration 4:00 PM Cervantes and Valasquez Room, Bay Tree Building East Remote
Music 4:00 PM Music Recital Hall Performing Arts

Friday, June 10

Ceremony Time Location Main Parking Location
Anthropology 9:00 AM TBD Barn Theater
Environmental Studies 10:00 AM Farm Barn Theater
History 10:00 AM Stevenson Event Center East Remote
Psychology 11:00 AM Humanities Lecture Core West
Linguistics 11:30 AM Stevenson Lounge 109/110
Community Studies 12:00 PM Oakes Learning Center West Remote
Physics 1:00 PM Interdisciplinary Sciences Building Courtyard Core West
Feminist Studies 1:00 PM Humanities 1 Room 210 Cowell 109
Politics/Legal Studies 1:30 PM Merrill Provost House Merrill College
Economics 1:30 PM Stevenson Event Center East Remote
Asian American/Pacific Islander Year End Ceremony 2:00 PM Music Recital Hall Performing Arts
History of Arts and Visual Culture 2:00 PM Porter Koi Pond Porter College
Film and Digital Media 2:00 PM Communications East Remote
African/Black Recognition Ceremony 6:00 PM Music Recital Hall Performing Arts
Theater Arts 7:00 PM Mainstage Performing Arts
Film and Digital Media Showing 7:30 PM Media Theater Performing Arts

Saturday, June 11

Ceremony Time Location Main Parking Location
Earth and Planetary Science 3:00 PM Earth and Marine Science B206 College 9/10

Sunday, June 12

Ceremony Time Location Main Parking Location
Chicano and Latino Year End Ceremony 4:30 PM East Field East Remote and Hahn Student Services
Baskin School of Engineering
5:30 PM West Field West Remote