All Campus Commencement
UC San Diego is reviving a time-honored tradition to celebrate and unify all graduates together. For the first time in 16 years, a campus wide commencement featuring an internationally-renowned speaker will be held in tandem with the undergraduate and graduate school ceremonies.
We invite all graduates, families and friends to attend both ceremonies to fully experience the pomp and circumstance, and joy and pride, that marks one of the most memorable times in a student’s life. This two-part celebration will include the 90-minute All Campus Commencement during which Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla will officially confer degrees by academic division upon graduates gathered as one student body on RIMAC Field.
In addition, the six undergraduate Colleges, Graduate Division and professional schools will host personalized Graduation Ceremonies for their students, where graduates will be recognized by name as they walk across the stage. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!
For more information and the student speaker application visit commencement.ucsd.edu.
When is the All Campus Commencement ceremony?
The All Campus Commencement ceremony is scheduled to take place from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 11 at RIMAC Field. Visit the Commencement website for the complete commencement weekend schedule.
What is the difference between the All Campus Commencement ceremony and the college or graduate program commencement ceremonies?
The All Campus Commencement will feature a keynote speaker and the official conferral of degrees by the Chancellor will happen during the All Campus Commencement. Following the All Campus Commencement, the colleges and graduate & professional programs will host personalized graduation ceremonies, where students will walk across stage as their names are read.
Will I need a ticket for the All Campus Commencement ceremony?
Students will need a ticket to participate in both the All Campus Commencement ceremony and their college ceremony. The commencement fee will include both tickets. Guests will not need tickets to attend either ceremony.
Is the All Campus Commencement ceremony mandatory?
While participation in both the All Campus Commencement ceremony and college commencement ceremonies is voluntary, attendance is encouraged for all graduates to be part of a very special new tradition on campus that will celebrate all graduates as one community.
How am I eligible to participate in the All Campus Commencement ceremony?
Undergraduate students must meet the standard commencement participation requirement of having at least 135 units completed by the beginning of spring quarter. Graduate students should check with their program advisors to determine graduation eligibility.
Will I need to wear my cap and gown to the All Campus Commencement ceremony?
Yes, students will process in for the All Campus Commencement ceremony and are required to wear their caps and gowns at both ceremonies.