Sixth College Commencement


Sixth College 2017 Commencement -                                     

Sunday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. on RIMAC Field

Important Information for Graduates:

Graduates must report to the Spanos Field (just north of the RIMAC Field) by 5:30PM on Sunday June 18, 2017 Graduates MUST have a UCSD Bookstore-issued ticket to participate in the ceremony. Please fill out the ticket before arriving at the Spanos Field. Please note, only your name will be read, so do not add information on your ticket other than your name.

Only graduates (no parents/families) will be admitted to the Spanos Field. Do not bring anything (e.g., purses, bags, change of clothes, etc.) with you to the ceremony. You will not be able to carry it, and there will not be any secure location for you to leave any personal belongings.

Sixth College’s Commencement ceremonies are successful and meaningful because graduates make them that way. Traditionally, the occasion is festive, and traditionally, graduates act decorously. Please do not diminish these traditions, and disrespect yourself and your family/guests, by bringing alcohol to the ceremony or arriving under the influence. Also, please be respectful of your fellow graduates by staying for the entire ceremony, which will end no later than 8:00 PM.

Registration for Commencement: Graduating Students

Undergraduates must register through to receive a ticket to participate in their college ceremony. Tickets are not required for guests attending college ceremonies.

Ticket pickup: All tickets ordered by May 17 will be distributed by the UC San Diego Bookstore May 22–June 2.

Student Commencement Speaker 2017 - Deadline to apply May 1st

Undergraduate Commencement Exception Requests:
Last updated February 6, 2017 10:03:33 AM PST

Graduating students, if you attend commencement, you must participate in your home college’s ceremony. Check the list below for possible exceptions.

If one of the circumstances below applies, and you are unable to graduate with your college, you may request to participate in another college’s ceremony. This is called an “exception request.”

Submit your written exception request via e-mail by midnight Wednesday, May 17, 2017, with supporting documents described below, to

You will be notified in writing of the committee’s decision. Supporting documents will be kept confidential and securely disposed of after a decision is made.

Exceptions considered by the committee:

  • You have worked or lived in a college environment other than your home college for two years. 

       Provide documentation on university letterhead from the Residential Life Office or college supervisor confirming the two-year period. Living at the Village is not applicable to this exception request.

  • You have served as a resident adviser, orientation leader or intern at a college other than your home college. 

       Provide documentation on university letterhead from the Dean of Student Affairs stating the college position you held.

  • An immediate family member is graduating from an elementary, middle or high school, or a college or university at a time that conflicts with your home college’s ceremony.*

      Provide documentation on official letterhead from the school’s principal or dean stating the date and time of the conflicting school’s graduation.

  • Religious law prevents you from attending your home college’s commencement ceremony.

       Provide documentation on official organizational letterhead supporting the exception request.

*Note: If you receive an exception, you’ll be assigned to another college ceremony by the reviewing committee. You cannot request a specific ceremony.

Information for Your Family/Guests:

Families and guests should report to the RIMAC Field by 6:00 PM. Tickets are not required for families and guests. The Commencement procession will begin promptly at 6:30 PM. Families and guests are strongly discouraged from bringing balloons, signs, and any other items that will obstruct the view of other Commencement guests.

Also, you should decide where you will meet your family and guests after the ceremony. Since there will be a large number of people on the field, it’s helpful to designate a location to meet after the ceremony ends.

Parking. Parking on campus will be tight, so graduates, families, and guests are strongly encouraged to arrive quite early. Please visit the Commencement Parking website for important information about parking for Sixth College’s commencement ceremony.

Grad Central at the UCSD Bookstore

All Campus Commencement

College Commencement Information

For Faculty

Faculty RSVP

Regalia Ordering Info

Graduation Day Flowers

Grad Central 
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Sixth Alumni

UCSD Alumni Association