Procession of Graduates: 8 a.m.
Ceremony: 9–10:30 a.m.
Location: RIMAC Field
Keynote address by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
The Value of Education, Ethics and Compassion for the Well-Being of Self and Others
In addition to being the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, His Holiness has dedicated his life to offering contemplative dialogues on the subject matters of science and Buddhism, education and secular ethics, compassion and universal responsibility, as well as ethics in the fields of environmental sustainability, global warming and leadership.
Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla will officially confer degrees by academic division upon graduates gathered as one student body.Student Commencement Registration Faculty Commencement Registration
In 1989, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent struggle for the liberation of Tibet. He also became the first Nobel laureate to be recognized for his concern for global environmental problems. His Holiness has travelled to more than 62 countries spanning six continents, receiving over 84 awards, honorary doctorates, prizes and other recognition of his message of peace, nonviolence, interreligious understanding, universal responsibility and compassion. He has also authored more than 80 books.
Times and locations vary
Graduates will be recognized by name as they walk across the stage at ceremonies hosted by the six undergraduate colleges, the Graduate Division or professional schools.Student Commencement Registration Faculty Commencement Registration
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Graduating students, if you attend commencement, you must participate in your home college’s ceremony. Check the list below for possible exceptions.
If one of the circumstances below applies, and you are unable to graduate with your college, you may request to participate in another college’s ceremony. This is called an “exception request.”
Submit your written exception request via e-mail by midnight Wednesday, May 17, 2017, with supporting documents described below, to email@example.com.
You will be notified in writing of the committee’s decision. Supporting documents will be kept confidential and securely disposed of after a decision is made.
*Note: If you receive an exception, you’ll be assigned to another college ceremony by the reviewing committee. You cannot request a specific ceremony.
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Commencements during the weekend of June 17–18, 2017:
Professional school commencements and events:
Check back for details (including more specific dates and times) in early 2017, or contact your school for more information.
Order your cap, gown, announcements, diploma frame and more from the UC San Diego Bookstore.
Leis and bouquets will be sold at commencement. Students and guests are encouraged to preorder for pickup before the ceremony so they can wear their leis onstage and in pictures. Order directly from Graduation Day Flowers.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
|4 p.m.||Rainbow Graduation Ceremony (Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club)|
Friday, June 16, 2017
|4 p.m.||Xicanx/Latinx Graduation Ceremony (Student Services Center, Multipurpose Room)|
|6 p.m.||Black Student Union Graduation Ceremony (Price Center Theater)
Kaibigang Pilipin@ Graduation Ceremony (Price Center East Ballroom)
Native American Student Alliance Graduation Ceremony (Sheraton La Jolla, 3299 Holiday Court)
Raza Graduation Ceremony (Price Center West Ballrooms A & B)
Saturday, June 17, 2017
|9 a.m.||All Campus Commencement (RIMAC Field)|
|2:30 p.m.||Earl Warren College Commencement (RIMAC Field)|
|3:30 p.m.||Graduate Division Commencement (RIMAC Arena)|
|6 p.m.||John Muir College Commencement (RIMAC Field)|
|8 p.m.||Jacobs School of Engineering Ring Ceremony (Warren Mall)|
Sunday, June 18, 2017
|8 a.m.||Eleanor Roosevelt College Commencement (RIMAC Field)|
|9 a.m.||Rady School of Management Commencement (RIMAC Arena)|
|11:30 a.m.||Thurgood Marshall College Commencement (RIMAC Field)|
|1:30 p.m.||School of Global Policy and Strategy Commencement (RIMAC Arena)|
|3 p.m.||Revelle College Commencement (RIMAC Field)|
|6:30 p.m.||Sixth College Commencement (RIMAC Field)|
Registration for commencement is open to graduating UC San Diego students from Monday, April 3, through Wednesday, May 17. Students can register for All Campus Commencement (June 17) and their undergraduate college ceremony (June 17–18).
All Campus Commencement: Students must register by May 17 to receive a graduating student ticket and a maximum of two guaranteed guest tickets. You may request up to four guest tickets. Additional ticket requests will be filled according to availability on a first-come, first-served basis. An All Campus Commencement ticket is required for all graduating students and guests.
Undergraduate commencements: Undergraduates must register through this site to receive a ticket to participate in their college ceremony. Tickets are not required for guests attending college ceremonies.
Graduate Division and professional school commencements: Contact your unit for information about participating in your ceremony. Tickets are not required for guests attending Graduate Division or professional school ceremonies.
Ticket pickup: All tickets ordered by May 17 will be distributed by the UC San Diego Bookstore May 22–June 2.Register Now
Registration for commencement is open to UC San Diego faculty from Tuesday, April 11, through Thursday, May 11.
Ceremonies: Faculty can register to participate in All Campus Commencement (June 17) as well as the undergraduate colleges, Graduate Division, Rady School of Management and School of Global Policy and Strategy ceremonies (June 17–18).
Regalia pickup: All regalia ordered by May 11 will be distributed at RIMAC Arena at the faculty members’ first ceremony of participation (distribution managed by the UC San Diego Bookstore).Register Now
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