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Sixth College Commencement


Congratulations Class of 2022!

This has been an academic year unlike any other. Throughout the pandemic, you have demonstrated resilience, adaptability and a willingness to try new ways of engaging. You have affirmed UC San Diego’s mission — showing us, with optimism and courage, that we must work together to shape an innovative and equitable future.

Graduates will have the opportunity to attend ceremonies in person on RIMAC Field. All health and safety measures will be observed, based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and county guidelines for travel and gatherings. Please check back regularly for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 requirements.

For more information go to to find details on registration, parking and transportation, COVID-19 Guidelines, etc.

Sixth College Commencement will be on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 5:30pm (PDT) on RIMAC Field. 


Important Information for Graduates:

Graduates must report to the RIMAC Field by 4:30 PM on Saturday June 11, 2022 Graduates MUST have their Sixth College commencement ticket with them to participate in the ceremony. 

Only graduates (no parents/families) will be admitted to RIMAC 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 7:15 PM.

Registration for Commencement: Graduating Students

Undergraduates must register through to receive a printed ticket to participate in their college ceremony. Tickets are not required for guests attending college ceremonies. All tickets ordered by Wednesday, May 18, will be available for printing on the registration website starting on Friday, May 20.

Students must print their own ticket and bring it with them to their undergraduate ceremonies. The ticket can be reprinted in the event that it becomes lost or damaged. Note: The first scan of the ticket at each ceremony will be the only use, other attempted entries will be denied.


How do I get my name in the Commencement booklet?
You need to request your name to be included in the virtual booklet when you register for commencement by the deadline of May 1 at 11:59 p.m.

Where can graduates and guests find a Commencement booklet?
Commencement booklets will not be distributed during the ceremonies. Graduates and guests can download a virtual booklet online at the day of their ceremony.
Does the list of names in the booklet serve as a proof of graduation? or proof that a student graduated with honors?
No, the virtual booklet does not serve as a document of record or as proof of graduation, it is rather a keepsake or memento. The final degree will be awarded based on all completed course work and university requirements. 

Undergraduate Commencement Exception Requests:

If you choose to participate in the undergraduate ceremonies, you must attend your home college’s ceremony, unless you have a pre-approved exception. 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 based on availability. This is called an “exception request.”

Submit your written exception request via e-mail no later than Wednesday, May 11th, 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.

International Students:

International students requesting an invitation letter or VISA information can contact the International Students and Programs Office.

Information for Your Family/Guests:

Families and guests should report to the RIMAC Field by 5:00 PM. Tickets are not required for families and guests. The Commencement procession will begin promptly at 5:30 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.

Graduation Day Flowers

Parking on campus will be tight, so graduates, families, and guests are strongly encouraged to arrive quite early. More detailed information about transportation and parking, including ADA access, will be available in May. Check for more parking & transportation information.

Cap & Gown Details:
Grad Central at the UC San Diego Bookstore

Grad Central Brochure for Regalia


Class of 2020 Commencement and Reception

UC San Diego, Alumni Office is pleased to host the Class of 2020 for a ceremonial commencement and alumni reception on Friday, June 10, 2022. More information can be found on the Class of 2020 page.

Class of 2020 Highlights

Here is a video made by one of our Sixth College 2020 alumnus, Isaiah Maylad, song by Rex Orange County - 10/10


Sixth College Turning the Tassel Celebration 2020


View Virtual Commencement  on - Saturday, June 13, 2020