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UC Davis Graduate Studies Commencement

2021 Graduate Studies Graduation Celebration 

On April 16, Chancellor May announced that spring 2021 graduates — undergraduate and academic graduate students — will have the opportunity to participate in a limited-scale, in-person commencement processional.

Graduate Studies will host limited, in-person (June 10) and virtual (June 11) commencement celebrations. Our celebrations will be limited to comply with regulations and to keep our graduates, their families, faculty and staff, and the broader community safe. Our plans are subject to change based on evolving direction from state and local public health officials, and are predicated on Yolo County moving into the yellow tier. They may need to be revised should the county not be in that tier by June. 

Due to the size limitations of gatherings, each event will be limited to 300 students. Unfortunately, these size restrictions mean we are unable to welcome the Class of 2020 back to participate in this ceremony. These difficult decisions have been made in consultation with public health experts. A more traditional celebration for 2020 graduates will take place as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.

Additional logistical information and details about the in-person or virtual events will be emailed to eligible students early next week, so keep an eye on your inboxes for more information.

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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.