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Revelle College Commencement 2014

Congratulations to Revelle College 2014 Graduates! Revelle faculty and staff are proud of your achievements and welcome you, your family, and friends to Commencement 2014!

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 [PPTX] for graduation criteria and detailed information.

Commencement Program – Between Week 1 Fall Quarter and May 1, 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 Commencement Program – go to http://vac.ucsd.edu 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.



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

    • handicap parking is available at the Hopkins Parking Structure (http://act.ucsd.edu/maps/)

    • 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.

    • Handicapped parking spaces for those with handicapped parking permits

NOTE: All seating is first come-first served, so while the event begins at 1pm, it is STRONGLY suggested that those wishing to best avail themselves of these disabled seating accommodations arrive as early as 11:00 am.

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.

If you have questions, please send an email to ndaly@ucsd.edu.

Please Note: 'No Dogs on the field':

  • Accredited Guide Dogs and/or Service animals for people with disabilities are permitted (with Service License) but must be on leash at all times and muzzled if necessary. No other animals are permitted.

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


Congratulations to those of you who are getting ready to graduate in June 2015.  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.