UC San Diego has a long tradition of holding separate commencement ceremonies for each of the undergraduate colleges. Sixth College's Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 5:00pm on RIMAC FIeld.
Please check back with this page often, as we add more information as the Commencement date draws near.
Purchase your graduation essentials as well as some other great Sixth College apparel online at the Sixth College E-Store. Merchandise can be picked up in the Sixth Collge HUB on the 2nd floor of Pepper Canyon Hall. Items can be purchased at the Sixth College E-Store.
Due to merchandise subsidies, Sixth College apparel is only available to Sixth College students. If you are a parent, family member, or friend that would like to purchase Sixth Collge apparel for a Sixth College student please contact the Sixth College E-Store at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-822-5953 to coordinate pick up information. Your Sixth College student will need to pick up the merchandise.
Purchase your stole and tie in time for the Commencement ceremony. Please note, the dated stole is only available for purchase through Friday, May 15th. The teal ties will be available in both plain teal and with the Sixth logo printed on it.
Students must petition for approval to participate in another college's commencement.
Submit your written exception request via e-mail by midnight Friday, May 15, 2015,with supporting documents described below, to email@example.com. You will be notified in writing of the committee's decision. Please visit the Exception Requests page for a list of exceptions considered by the committee.
The commencement committee is seeking a student speaker for this year’s Sixth College Commencement. On that day, a special opportunity will exist for one graduating senior to speak about UCSD, the college experience and his or her hopes for the future of the graduating class. Members of the graduating class are invited to apply to be considered for the role of student speaker.
Application Deadline is Tuesday March 31, 2015 at 5:00pm.
Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include the following items:
Students whose speeches are selected for final consideration will be asked to present their speeches orally to the committee, and eligible students will be informed of available audition times.
The selection committee will use the following criteria to rank speeches in the order of preference:
Please avoid profanity or overtly political messages.
All Sixth College students in good academic standing are invited to audition.
Application Deadline Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 5:00pm.
Auditions will be held April 6-8.
To register for the audition:
Once you have registered you are eligible to audition for the selection committee. Vocalists should be prepared to sing a capella, without amplification. Instrumentalists should provide their own instruments and any necessary amplification.
The chosen musician will be selected for their overall appeal, considering the following factors: Short Essay, familiarity with the National Anthem and performance ability, including poise, clarity, and pitch.
The Sixth College Leadership and Service awards are designed to recognize students whose undergraduate careers have included distinguished accomplishments in leadership, service, involvement, and academic achievement. Please see below for award descriptions.
Students who would like to be considered for these awards will need to submit a complete application by Friday, April10th, 2015 at 11:59pm. Unless otherwise noted, a minimum GPA of 2.5 is required to be considered for these awards.
As part of the application, a resume and letter of reference in PDF format will need to be submitted. In addition, please be prepared to answer 2 essay questions.
You can start the application, save it, and come back to it if needed.
This award recognizes the Sixth College graduating senior whose academic coursework or faculty-mentored research best exemplifies the college’s commitment to exploring the intersections of culture, art, and technology. Criteria will include: 1) academic excellence, 2) commitment to experiential learning or public service, 3) contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion in communities on or off campus.
Candidates must have a letter of nomination from a faculty instructor or teaching assistant and a personal statement (1-2 pages).
To nominate a student, please email Ethel Regis Lu at email@example.com by Friday, April 17th.
The Dean’s Award for Leadership and Service is awarded to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence, outstanding leadership, and significant service contributions to Sixth College through academic and/or co-curricular activities. The award recipient will have demonstrated leadership and active participation within the Sixth College community.
The Alumni Association Outstanding Student Award is awarded to a graduating senior who has 1) achieved academic excellence (minimum of 3.0 GPA) and 2) has brought distinction to Sixth College and UCSD through leadership, service, civic engagement, and involvement in the campus and San Diego community.
The Outstanding Transfer Student award is awarded to a graduating senior who has made significant contributions to the Sixth College and UCSD transfer communities through outreach and demonstrated leadership to meet the specific needs of transfer students on the UCSD campus.
The Oceanids Service and Leadership Award is awarded to a student in Junior class standing (90 credits completed) who has demonstrated leadership and service to the UCSD campus community at the college or campus-wide level. Examples of such service might include, but are not limited to, significant contributions of service to UCSD through student organizations, Athletics, campus-wide Advisory Boards, or student government.
PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THROUGH EACH AWARD DESCRIPTION TO ENSURE THAT YOU QUALIFY FOR THE AWARD.
Commencement is an exciting day for our graduates to share with their families and friends. We hope that the following information will help guests with special needs to enjoy the day with their graduate.
Please contact our office at (858) 246-0428 for any other special arrangements to accommodate your guests' needs.