Commencement Check List

Announce Degree Candidacy
File at the Office of the Registrar or Graduate Division Office according to the Academic Calendar.

Register for College Ceremony
Sign up for participation in your college ceremony. Deadline and procedure information is available on web sites listed in the main area of this page.

Order/Purchase Announcements
You have the option to conveniently purchase personalized graduation announcements either on-line or in person at the Bay Tree Bookstore. Please visit our the bookstore web site at http://slugstore.ucsc.edu/graduation for details, dates, and deadlines.

Reserve a Cap & Gown
Reservations for caps & gowns can be made either on-line or in person at the Bay Tree Bookstore. Please visit our the bookstore web site at http://slugstore.ucsc.edu/graduation for details, dates, and deadlines.

Cap & Gown Distribution
Detailed information is available on the bookstore web site at http://slugstore.ucsc.edu/graduation.

Return Gowns and Hoods
Gowns and hoods should be returned immediately following your ceremony. Each ceremony location will have designated drop-off stations marked as “Gown Return”. Returns will also be taken at the Bay Tree Bookstore. Please visit our the bookstore web site at http://slugstore.ucsc.edu/graduation for details, dates, and deadlines. Students who do not return regalia will be billed for replacement costs.