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Sixth College Commencement


Sixth College 2020 Commencement - Register                                    

Sunday, June 14 at 8:00 a.m. on RIMAC Field


At this time, the Colleges have not received guidance from the University to change the planning for Commencement 2020 and our teams are continuing to move forward in the planning process for the June ceremonies.

Please continue to check for the latest updates as they relate to Commencement weekend. If you have more specific questions regarding details for Commencement 2020, please email

Commencement Photos:

  • UC San Diego Bookstore works with GRADIMAGES, UC San Diego's official vendor for senior portraits. GRADIMAGES will be available during Grad Fair, May 12 - 14, 2020, and Thursday and Friday of Finals Week, June 11 and 12, 2020.
  • Associated Students (AS) works with Lauren Studios to do a 'yearbook portrait.' Please check in with AS to learn more. 

Important Information for Graduates:

Graduates must report to the Triton Track (Spanos Field) (just north of the RIMAC Field) by 7:00AM on Sunday June 14, 2020 Graduates MUST have their Sixth College commencement ticket with them to participate in the ceremony. 

Only graduates (no parents/families) will be admitted to the Triton Track (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 9:45 AM.

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 20, will be available for printing on the registration website.

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.

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, 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. Your request for a specific ceremony is not guaranteed.

Information for Your Family/Guests:

Families and guests should report to the RIMAC Field by 7:30 AM. Tickets are not required for families and guests. The Commencement procession will begin promptly at 8:00 AM. 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 UCSD Bookstore


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