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Graduate Studies Commencement: Eligibility and Registration

Eligibility Requirements

Normally, the opportunity to register for Graduate Studies Commencement would be limited to students who have advanced to candidacy, but during this time, we recognize the barriers and delays students face when finalizing their candidacy documents in spring quarter.  Master's students who have not yet advanced to candidacy, but who plan to graduate in spring or summer quarter may participate in the virtual celebration.  Please note, advancing to candidacy is a degree requirement and must be completed prior to filing to graduate.
Students may participate in both the virtual celebration and the postponed Fall 2020 in-person commencement ceremony.  

Important 2020 Dates 

May 1, 2020                                        

Virtual Celebration Registration Opens
An email was sent to all eligible students, if you did not receive an email, please check your spam/junk folder first, and email to be added.

May 19 at 11:59 p.m.                                                           

Deadline to RSVP and have your name pre-recorded by a professional name-reader: (you may still RSVP after this date, but your name will not be pre-recorded, no exceptions)

May 29 at 11:59 p.m.                                                              

Deadline to RSVP to have a virtual slide created: (After this date, no graduates can upload or edit their submissions for the celebration, no exceptions)

June 11                                                    Virtual Celebration web link will be emailed and posted.


How to Register?

All eligible students were sent a personalized email with directions describing how to register for the virtual celebration.  If you did not receive an email, please check your spam/junk folder first, and email to be added.

If you have an active cap and gown and/or grad pack order, it will be canceled and refunded.  Update 5/21/20: Herff-Jones confirmed the refund process for UC Davis students is just about finished, students should see the refunds post to their accounts in 3-5 days.  Should you want to purchase any souvenirs, please visit the UC Davis Bookstore.