Commencement Information for Students

Eligibility Requirements

Graduate Studies Commencement is held annually in June to celebrate students who complete their degrees during the academic year. Graduate Studies does not host a Fall Commencement Ceremony. 

Students eligible to participate in the June ceremony if:


Important 2023 Dates 

February 22                    

Registration opens

April 14 at 11:59 p.m.                                               

Advanced to candidacy forms due to Graduate Studies

April 18 Deadline to rent a cap/gown without a late fee. Late fees will start on April 19. Regalia is managed through the UC Davis Bookstore, if you have any questions please contact them directly. 
May 10 Registration closes
Prior to Commencement Line-up instructions will be emailed
June 15

Commencement line-up begins at 2:00 pm on Hutchinson Field
Ceremony begins at 3:00 pm at the 
University Credit Union Center (formerly The ARC Pavilion).

Guest Tickets

All registered students will receive up to (4) guest tickets to attend the in-person ceremony. Guest tickets are managed by the Aggie Ticket Box Office. Details for reserving tickets will be provided as soon as the information becomes available.

Ticket allocation is predetermined based on the anticipated graduate attendance for each ceremony, and capacity of the venue. Likewise, the amount of extra tickets available (if any) for distribution cannot be determined until after the close of registration and final approvals of any late registrations.

Special Requests or Accommodations 

If you are a graduating student and require special accommodations, please notify us as soon as possible by stating your need in the request under the "Special Needs" section of your commencement registration.  Two months' notice is needed for a sign language interpreter or if you need assistance crossing the stage. We are able to offer accommodations to students only. Please visit the Student Disability Center for further information.