What is the difference between Commencement and Graduation?
Graduation is the completion of all graduation requirements and official posting of a student's degree to his/her academic record.
Commencement is the ceremony in which students who are eligible to graduate, participate. Revelle College has one ceremony each year.
Note: Participation in the commencement ceremony DOES NOT constitute official graduation from the university.
If you would like your name to appear on the List of Graduates in the Commencement program, visit http://degree.ucsd.edu, click on the orange “Graduation” tab, and select YES to the question “Do you want your name in the Commencement Program?” You must complete this action beginning Week 1 of fall quarter and no later than May 1st of the year you plan to participate in Commencement. All names collected between this time will be included in the Commencement program.
To ensure that your name will appear in the Commencement program, or to check how your name and major(s) will appear in the program, you may visit http://degree.ucsd.edu and click on the orange “Graduation” tab to view your confirmation. If you would like to change the way your name will be displayed in the Commencement Program, please contact Revelle Academic Advising. Revelle College does not list minors in the Commencement program.
Note: Name changes requested for the Commencement Program will not affect your official UCSD Records or how your name is displayed on your diploma.