Each ceremony is available with English, Spanish, and Mandarin captions through Yearbook.

Congratulations, Class of 2021!

And thank you to principal at Black Futures Lab and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network, Alicia Garza ’02, and all friends, family, faculty, and staff who helped celebrate the Class of 2021 on their tremendous accomplishment.

The next chapter holds exciting new adventures and your UC San Diego Triton community will be there to collaborate, empower, and support you along the way. Tap into your alumni network and check out the resources available to you at alumni.ucsd.edu.

As graduates of UC San Diego, you are poised to do incredible things and we can't wait to see the change you create in the world.

Looking for photos of your graduate? Visit Grad Images to search by name, school, and year.

Congratulations, Graduates!


President Michael V. Drake congratulates the UC Class of 2021.


Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom address the 2021 graduates.

The graduates of the Class of 2020 deserve in-person recognition of their academic achievements. UC San Diego is committed to celebrating you and your classmates at a dedicated Class of 2020 Graduation Celebration in October 2021. In the fall, we anticipate reaching a critical mass of fully vaccinated individuals throughout the region and across the country. A greatly improved public health climate will allow state and county agencies to permit larger, more traditional gatherings.

More information will be provided directly to the Class of 2020 alumni in the coming weeks. Please sign up to receive additional information via this form.

Additional Celebrations

Black Graduates

Friday, June 11, 2021, at 6 p.m. PDT

An in-person celebration featuring acknowledgments of undergraduate, graduate and professional students, future plans, and personal documentation.

Learn more about Black Graduation »

First-Generation Graduates

View profiles from the Class of 2021’s first-generation graduates, highlighting their accomplishments, experiences as the first in their family to graduate from college, and words of gratitude for those who have supported them.

First-Gen Graduate Virtual Recognition website »

International Graduates

View profiles from the Class of 2021’s international graduates, highlighting their accomplishments, experiences navigating different countries, cultures, and languages, and words of gratitude to those who have supported them.

Learn more about International Graduates Virtual Recognition »

Jacobs School of Engineering Ring Ceremony

Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 8 p.m. PDT

Graduating undergraduate students of the Jacobs School of Engineering are invited to attend this virtual ceremony, which will include recognition awards, a keynote speaker, the Jacobs School graduation oath, and the presentation of the rings. Family and friends are welcome to tune in!

Learn more about Ring Ceremony »

LGBTQIA+ Graduates

Friday, June 4, 2021 at 5 p.m. PDT

Join us for our virtual celebration honoring our LGBTQIA+ graduates. Graduates are also invited to participate in the 2021 Rainbow Graduation.

Learn more about the celebration »

Native American Graduates Honoring Ceremony

Friday, June 11, 2021 at 4 p.m. PDT

Graduates are invited to participate in our virtual event on June 11, 2021. For more information, please contact itrc@ucsd.edu.

Learn more about the Native American Graduates ceremony »

Scripps Day

Friday, June 11, 2021 at 10 a.m. PDT for graduates; 3 p.m. PDT for undergraduates

Graduate and undergraduate in-person ceremonies will honor the class of 2021 completing degrees from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The in-person events will be livestreamed, and a virtual ceremony at noon will also be broadcast honoring all graduates.

Learn more about Scripps Day »

Xicanx/Latinx Graduates

Friday, June 11, 2021 at 3 p.m. PDT

You're invited to join the Xicanx/Latinx Graduation ceremony to celebrate the academic achievements of the Xicanx/Latinx scholar community.

Learn more about Xicanx/Latinx Graduation »