Students at commencement

Revelle College's 2016 Commencement Ceremony will be held Sunday, June 12, at 11:30 am, at RIMAC Field

Commencement 2016

Class of 2016: Campus-wide Ceremony

UC San Diego is reviving a time-honored tradition to celebrate and unify all graduates together.  For the first time in 16 years, a campuswide 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! Learn more at

Apply Now to be the Student Speaker at the Campus-wide Ceremony. Deadline: March 18, 2016

Revelle College Ceremony

Revelle's Commencement Ceremony will be held at RIMAC Field on Sunday, June 12, 2016, at 11:30 am. Student names will be read when they walk across the stage, we will hear from a keynote speaker and student speaker, and awards will be presented! 

Important Notes

Walking vs. Graduating

A student may walk in the Commencement Ceremony after reaching senior status (135 cumulative units). To be considered a graduate, students must have completed all major, GE, and University requirements to be awarded a degree. Before a student graduates, he or she must have major and College approval and the degree must be posted by the Registrar’s Office (DDA). 

Read Graduation 101 tutorial for graduation criteria and detailed information.

Revelle College Commencement Program – Between Week 1 Fall Quarter and May 1, 2016, Click here, select the orange Graduation tab, and select YES to the question, “Do you want your name in the Commencement Program?”

Change your name in the Revelle College Commencement Program – go to to request a name change. Name changes requested here will not affect official UCSD academic records or how your name is displayed on your diploma.

Revelle's 2015 Ceremony:

All-Campus Commencement FAQs

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. Make sure to check the academic advising website for information on deadlines for filing your degree and diploma application and getting your name in the program.

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.

Commencement Information for Students, Parents, and Families


For Students and Guests who Need Special Accommodations:

At all its commencement ceremonies, UC San Diego accommodates disabled individuals in these ways:

  • Wheelchair seating: the end chair in each row can be moved to fit a wheelchair. Please ask a security or production individual (yellow jackets) for help removing chairs. All seats are available on a first come-first served basis. UCSD does not provide rental wheelchairs. We recommend students contact a local hospital supply company if a rental is required.

  • Sun sensitivity: two 40’ canopied tents, one on each side of the general seating sections, accommodate those with sun sensitivity. Seats are available on a first come-first served basis. It is STRONGLY suggested parties needing this seating arrive at least 2 hours prior to the ceremony, which is when guests begin arriving.

  • American Sign Language interpreters will be on stage throughout the ceremony

  • Mobility

    • Disabled parking is available at the Hopkins Parking Structure (

    • ADA carts assigned for those with wheelchair needs and walking impairments. For those who cannot walk the distance from the street to the mid-field (200 yards on grass), the ADA cart can drop off your guests near the stage area.  Alert the ADA cart driver of the walking impairment. The guest must walk from the drop-off point to the guest-seating area. Shuttle wait is between 1 and 15 minutes. We advise wearing flat shoes as RIMAC Field is a grassy field.

    • Disabled parking spaces for those with disabled parking permits

NOTE: All seating is first come-first served, so it is STRONGLY suggested that those wishing to best avail themselves of these disabled seating accommodations arrive as early as two hours before the ceremony start time.

NOTE: Students walking in the Revelle Commencement Ceremony will receive their ticket when picking up caps and gowns at the UC San Diego Bookstore. Family members do not need tickets to attend the Ceremony.

NOTE: Guests do not need a ticket to attend Commencement Ceremonies.

If you have questions, please send an email to

Please note: No animals allowed.  Service animals specifically trained to assist a person with a disability are welcome.

Please Note: Flats or low-heeled shoes are recommended for walking on RIMAC Field.

Commencement Information for Faculty, 2016

Commencement Regalia - Click HERE to order Faculty Regalia from UC San Diego Bookstore

Faculty must place online orders by the date listed below or will incur a late fee. Since many faculty request specific hood colors from their graduating school, it is important to place orders by April 22 to ensure preferred hood color will be delivered on time.

2016 Commencement fees for late orders:

Orders received through April 22 no late fee
Orders received April 23 - May 10 $10.00 late fee
Orders received May 11 - June 3 $20.00 late fee

**Faculty orders placed online after May 11 may not receive their specific hood color for preferred schools; UC hoods will be ordered as a substitute.


Congratulations to those of you who are getting ready to graduate in June 2016.  Before you apply for graduation please:

Once you have read through the instructions Apply for Graduation.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Revelle College Advising Office at (858) 534-3490.

Latin Honors Criteria

College honors are awarded according to the top 14% standard adopted by the Academic Senate. The GPA range changes each academic year. To be eligible for honors, a student must receive letter grades for at least 80 quarter units of course work at a UC campus.

Graduate/Professional Schools

Dean Certification- Records Check Request Form

If you would like to request a that a dean's certification form be completed or other records check be conducted, please complete and return the following form with any relevant documents by one of the following methods:

  • Mail to:
    Revelle College Dean of Student Affairs Office
    9500 Gilman Drive #0321
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0321
  • Fax to (858)534-4663 with attention to the Dean of Student Affairs Office

Please note that on the form, "Dates of Attendance" refers to your time at UCSD. If you have any questions about completing the form please contact our office at (858)534-3493. 

Grad Fest 2016

UC San Diego Grad Fest will be held April 26 - 28, 10:00 - 3:00pm each day, at the UC San Diego Bookstore, first floor. Now is the time to purchase cap and gown, or bundle and save with a Triton Grad Pack. Find out more about diploma frames, class rings, senior portraits, grad announcements, academic discounts on Apple computers, and more.

Fun Fact

"And I’ll say the one single thing I can say
As you leap on your horses and enter the fray,
I just wish you good luck
And a hasta luego
from U.C. La Jolla….
….I mean San Diego.” 

~ Theodor (Dr. Seuss) Geisel, in his 1978 Commencement address for Revelle College Seniors