Commencement Checklist

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 to participate in your college ceremony. Registration deadline is May 10, 2019.

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

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

Cap & Gown Distribution
Detailed information is available on the bookstore website 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 the bookstore website at http://slugstore.ucsc.edu/graduation for details, dates, and deadlines. Students who do not return regalia will be billed for replacement costs.

Tickets
In order to claim commencement tickets, students MUST have registered to participate in commencement. Sign up to participate in your college ceremony ». Registration links for other celebrations can be found on the department’s website. Students who have registered by the deadline (May 10) will be able to claim their tickets online starting on May 15. More information will be shared via email with registered participants.