Commencement 2020

If you have questions about commencement, email commencement@ucsc.edu

Undergraduate Commencement Checklist

The commencement checklist provides a rough outline of the actions a student must take, in advance, in order to attend and participate in the commencement ceremony.

Commencement is not the same thing as graduation. Graduation is the official acknowledgment that a student’s course of study is complete and, with that, a degree conferred. Commencement is the celebration that graduation has, or will soon occur.

More information about graduation

View of commencement at East Field

Degree Conferring Commencement Ceremonies

Friday, June 12

Ceremony Time Location
Division of Graduate Studies 9:00 AM East Field

Saturday, June 13

Ceremony Time Location
Kresge College 9:00 AM East Field
Merrill College 11:00 AM Quarry
Cowell College 1:30 PM East Field
Oakes College 3:30 PM Quarry
Porter College 6:00 PM East Field

Sunday, June 14

Ceremony Time Location
Crown College 9:00 AM East Field
College Nine 11:00 AM Quarry
Rachel Carson College 1:30 PM East Field
College Ten 3:30 PM Quarry
Stevenson College 6:00 PM East Field

Commencement Celebrations

Friday, June 12

Ceremony Time Location
Black Grad 11:00 AM Quarry
Engineering 1:30 PM East Field
Chicanx/Latinx Year End Ceremony 6:00 PM East Field

Check with your department or organization to find out about additional graduation celebrations.