We thank you in advance for your participation in Commencement 2020! 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 13, 2020) as well as the undergraduate college, Graduate Division, Rady School of Management, and School of Global Policy and Strategy commencement ceremonies (June 13–14, 2020). Participation in the All Campus Commencement Platform Party is by invitation only.

Faculty registration is open from Wednesday, March 4, 2020, through Thursday, April 30, 2020. To receive alma mater and degree-specific regalia rentals, you must register by April 30, 2020. Registration with regalia rentals from May 1–May 20, 2020, will be filled with UC San Diego regalia and hood.


You will be prompted to rent regalia during registration if you do not already have your own. Regalia will be distributed at RIMAC Arena at your first ceremony of participation (distribution is managed by the UC San Diego Bookstore). Please keep rented regalia with you through the weekend and return after your final ceremony.

Faculty members in regalia

Transportation and Security

A parking pass and specific directions to faculty parking will be mailed to the mail code provided during registration. Parking passes will be delivered the week of June 1, 2020.

Make sure to review Commencement 2020 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 the form at the Volunteer 50 website. If you prefer to sign up by phone, please call Adam McKinney at (858) 534-5336.