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UC Davis Graduate Studies Commencement

UC Davis Graduate Studies Commencement

2020 December Commencement Announcement

On October 16, Chancellor May announced the cancellation of the Fall 2020 Commencement. “Under public health guidelines, it is just too large an event to be held safely,” said May. “We had been looking forward to this commencement, not only for our fall graduates, but for others who wished to return after missing their in-person commencements last spring.”

Although Graduate Studies will not hold an in-person commencement or virtual graduation celebration until Spring 2021 at the earliest, degrees will still be conferred as students complete their studies. More information about Spring 2021 to come in the new year.

Graduate Studies knows that a commencement ceremony, particularly one celebrating the completion of a graduate degree, is one of the most important milestones in a student’s academic and professional life. Graduate Studies always looks forward to watching our graduates cross the stage at this momentous occasion with their loved ones present.

We will plan an in-person commencement ceremony as soon as public health conditions allow. Please visit periodically for the latest updates.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. If you have any questions, please feel free to email

Spring 2020 Graduate Studies Virtual Celebration

Graduate Studies celebrated our graduates virtually on Thursday, June 11, 2020. Graduates, friends and family can view the celebration anytime through June 11, 2021.

View the Spring 2020 Virtual Celebration Video

View the Spring 2020 Virtual Celebration Program

More Information

To help address further questions, UC Davis has developed a list of frequently asked questions.  We encourage you to check this FAQ often, as Graduate Studies will update it on a regular basis.