We thank you in advance for your participation in Commencement 2018! Commencement is a very special moment for our students, their friends and family, and the campus. As faculty members and campus leaders, your participation plays a key role in the pomp and circumstance of the event. Please take a moment to review the following instructions and scheduling details regarding the weekend’s events.

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Faculty must register to participate in All Campus Commencement (June 16) as well as the undergraduate colleges, Graduate Division, Rady School of Management, and School of Global Policy and Strategy commencement ceremonies (June 16–17).

Faculty registration is open from Wednesday, March 14, through Friday, May 4, 2018.


You will be prompted to order regalia during registration, if you do not already own your own. Regalia will be distributed at RIMAC Arena at your first ceremony of participation (distribution is managed by the UC San Diego Bookstore).

Faculty members in regalia

Transportation and Security

Registered faculty will receive special parking information closer to the date. Make sure to review Commencement 2018 transportation and security details, as special accommodations for the event may impact your standard experience on campus.

Keep in mind, traffic will be extremely heavy around campus. Please plan accordingly.

Volunteer Opportunities

For anyone interested in volunteering at the event, please complete this form. If you prefer to sign up by phone, please call Adam McKinney at (858) 534-5336.