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Students at UC San Diego Commencement

Students

Commencement will be here before you know it. Please take a moment to review the information below to ensure you have everything you need to participate in commencement ceremonies with your classmates. Campus maps for RIMAC Field, LionTree Arena, Epstein Family Amphitheater, and Warren Field venues are available.

 

Ticket Information

Tickets are required for graduates to participate in All Campus Commencement, undergraduate college, professional school, and Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs commencement ceremonies. All tickets ordered by Thursday, May 23, 2024, will be available for printing beginning Friday, June 7, 2024.

Graduates are required to bring:

  • A printed registration ticket.
  • Current UC San Diego student ID card.
  • Your commencement regalia — cap, gown and tassel.

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Registration

Registration to All Campus Commencement, undergraduate college, professional school, and Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs ceremonies is now closed.

To request a late registration exception for your college ceremony, please email commencement@ucsd.edu.

For Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs and professional schools, please contact your school for consideration.

Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs: gradcommencement@ucsd.edu

School of Global Policy and Strategy: gps-studentaffairs@ucsd.edu

Rady School of Management: commencement@rady.ucsd.edu

Jacobs School of Engineering Masters: jacobsmascommencement@ucsd.edu

 

Eligibility

Graduates may participate in only one Commencement year and are encouraged to attend both All Campus Commencement and their undergraduate college, professional school, or Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs ceremonies.

All Campus Commencement (June 15, 2024)

Graduates who are eligible for any other ceremony are also eligible to attend All Campus Commencement. All graduates are encouraged to attend All Campus Commencement to celebrate with peers, friends, family and faculty.

Undergraduate College Commencements (June 15-16, 2024)

Registration for college commencements is open to undergraduate students with 135 units by the end of winter 2024 who are completing their degree in fall 2023, winter 2024, spring 2024, summer 2024 or fall 2024.

Exceptions

Note: Starting May 23, 2024, no further exception requests will be received.

If you choose to participate in an undergraduate college ceremony, you must attend your home college’s ceremony, unless you have a preapproved exception. Check the list below for possible exceptions.

If one of the circumstances below applies and you are unable to attend your college ceremony, you may request to participate in another college’s ceremony by emailing commencement@ucsd.edu. This is called an “exception request."

How to submit an exception request:
Email your written exception request to commencement@ucsd.edu by midnight on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. Include the supporting documentation described below.
You will be notified in writing of the committee’s decision. Supporting documents will be kept confidential and will be securely disposed of after a decision is made.
If you receive an exception, you’ll be assigned to another college ceremony by the reviewing committee. Your request for a specific ceremony is based on availability and not guaranteed.

Exceptions considered by the committee:
  • You have worked or lived in a college neighborhood other than your home college for two years.
    Provide documentation on campus letterhead from the Residential Life Office or college supervisor confirming the two-year period.
  • You have served as a resident adviser, orientation leader or intern at a college other than your home college.
    Provide documentation on campus letterhead from the Dean of Student Affairs stating the college position you held.
  • An immediate family member is graduating from an elementary, middle or high school, or a college or university at a time that conflicts with your home college’s ceremony.
    Provide documentation on official letterhead from the school’s principal or dean stating the date and time of the conflicting school’s graduation.
  • Religious law prevents you from attending your home college’s commencement ceremony.
    Provide documentation on official organizational letterhead supporting the exception request.

Eligibility exception request:

If you do not have the 135 units that are required to participate in commencement by the end of winter 2024 or if you are requesting to participate in commencement in a different year in which you were previously eligible, you will need to submit an eligibility exception request.  Please obtain documentation from your college and submit the request to be considered for approval.

Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs (June 14, 2024, and June 16, 2024)

Registration for the Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs commencements are open to graduates who have completed their graduate degree in fall 2023, winter 2024, or who plan to complete in spring or summer 2024.

Contact Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs with questions and find more information at Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs.

Jacobs School of Engineering (June 14, 2024)

Registration for the Jacobs School of Engineering Master’s commencement is open to graduates who have completed their graduate degree in fall 2023, winter 2024, or who plan to complete in spring or summer 2024. The Jacobs School of Engineering Master’s commencement is scheduled for Friday, June 14, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on RIMAC Field.

For more information, please contact Jacobs School of Engineering Master’s commencement or visit the Jacobs School of Engineering website.

Rady School of Management (June 16, 2024)

Registration for the Rady School of Management commencement is open to graduates who have completed their graduate degree in fall 2023, winter 2024, or who plan to complete in spring or summer 2024.

For more information, please visit the Rady School of Management website.

School of Global Policy and Strategy (June 14, 2024)

Registration for the School of Global Policy and Strategy commencement is open to graduates who have completed their degree requirements in the 2023-2024 academic year.

For more information, please visit the School of Global Policy and Strategy website.

School of Medicine (June 2, 2024)

For more information, please visit the School of Medicine website.

Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (May 18, 2024)

For more information, please email sspps-studentaffairs@health.ucsd.edu.

Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health (June 14, 2024)

Registration for the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health commencement is open to graduates who have completed their graduate degree in fall 2023, winter 2024, or who plan to complete in spring or summer 2024.

For more information, please visit the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health website.

International Students

International students requesting an invitation letter or VISA information can contact the International Services and Engagement Office.

Senior Class Gift

As a Class of 2024 graduate, we encourage you to make a gift of $20.24 to commemorate your graduation year. Your gift will pay it forward for future generations of Triton students and alumni.

Contribute $20.24

Volunteer Opportunities

For anyone interested in volunteering during commencement weekend, please complete this form.

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