Graduate Studies Commencement Ceremony

Graduate Studies Commencement

Spring 2022 Graduate Studies Commencement - June 9, 2022
Further details and registration will open in mid-February

Fall 2021 Graduate Studies Commencement 

Graduate Studies is excited to host an in-person, make-up Commencement ceremony to celebrate the Class of 2020 advanced degree graduates. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Spring 2020, students who filed to graduate or had a degree awarded were unable to celebrate their achievements with an in-person Commencement. All eligible students for the Fall 2021 Commencement ceremony have been notified and registration is now closed. If you Filed to Graduate after September 10, 2021, you will be eligible to participate in the Spring 2022 commencement ceremony in June 2022. Please visit the Commencement Information for Students page for more details about eligibility. 

Ceremony Details

Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021
Time: 3 - 5 p.m.
Location: University Credit Union Center (formally The ARC Pavilion)
Pre-registration is required and registration is now closed. 

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Read These Important Reminders

The final details about the 2020 make-up Graduate Studies Commencement Ceremony was emailed on Monday, December 6.  Please be sure to check your spam/junk box just in case, as the message came from

Arrival Time

Student and faculty line-up and check-in is at 1:30 p.m. Please arrive promptly.


Regalia is managed through the UC Davis Bookstore, if you have any questions please contact them directly. Graduate Studies does not have extra regalia on site. If you placed a regalia order, it is available for pick up at the UC Davis Bookstore. If you haven't rented regalia yet, the Bookstore is still accepting late rentals. Pickup and rental are available at the following dates and times:

  • Campus bookstore at Memorial Union: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • ARC Meeting Room 3 (stock is limited at this location): Thursday, 2-3 p.m. (For emergency rentals if graduate is not able to pick it up at the MU Campus store earlier in the day.)
Regalia Returns

Collection tables will be available for drop offs after each ceremony on site. Staff from Herff Jones will be onsite up to one hour past ceremony end time. If returning regalia after ceremony day, please bring back to the MU Campus store or post marked (for homeship orders) no later than December 27.

Guest Tickets

All registered students will receive up to (4) guest tickets to attend the in-person ceremony. Ticket registration information was sent directly from the Aggie Ticket Box Office.  Guest tickets are managed by the Aggie Ticket Box Office. Please contact them at with any questions.

COVID-19 Policy

This event will require proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test result for admittance. Visitors are required to complete a Daily Symptom Survey prior to entering facilities on campus. Face coverings are required indoors for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. Visit the UC Davis Campus Ready information for visitors for more details. 

Please note, Graduate Studies is planning the event in accordance with the Campus Ready guidance. Should public health conditions shift, we will cancel the event and provide as much notice as possible to everyone. There will not be a virtual option, but you will be invited to the Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremony.