• Nathan Samskey, Conch Shell Tradition Keeper

  • Kate Rubins, Commencement Keynote Speaker

  • Brendan Milway, National Anthem Singer

  • Revelle Grads Celebrate!

  • Provost Paul Yu, AVC Barbara Sawrey, and Faculty

Commencement 2018

Congratulations Class of 2018! 

Watch the 2018 Commencement Ceremony HERE and browse throught moments of graduation HERE!

Photographer: Eric Jepsen, UC San Diego ~ Thank you for your service!


Graduating in 2019?

If you are preparing to graduate in June 2019, read GRADUATION 101 before you apply for graduation. Deadline for commencement program: May 1, 2019, 11:59pm.

Revelle College Commencement 2018 ~

Sunday, June 17 ~ 11:30 am

2018 Student Registration, Ticketing, and Caps and Gowns

2018 Commencement Registration & Ticketing for Graduating Students

Registration for All Campus Commencement and the undergraduate commencements are open to graduating UC San Diego students from Wednesday, March 14, through Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Registration to attend both All Campus Commencement and Revelle College Commencement is $54.00 (total, not each). This is a non-refundable fee.

You will be directed to the UC San Diego Bookstore to order your regalia after you register. Student registration closes May 23, 2018

An email will be sent to registered students on May 24, 2018, with ticket printing instructions. Students will not be picking up their tickets from the Bookstore this year. Tickets must be printed;  students must bring tickets to the appropriate ceremonies.


Tickets are required for graduates to participate in All Campus Commencement and the undergraduate commencement ceremonies. All tickets ordered by Wednesday, May 23, will be available for printing on the registration website from Thursday, May 24, through Sunday, June 17, 2018.

Students must print their own ticket and bring it with them to All Campus Commencement and 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.

Guest tickets are not required for All Campus Commencement or the undergraduate ceremonies. Family and friends are welcome to attend.


Last day to purchase caps and gowns: June 15 at the Bookstore.


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.”

Exception Requests:

Email your written exception request to commencement@ucsd.edu by midnight on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Include the supporting documentation described below.

You will be notified in writing of the committee’s decision. Supporting documents will be kept confidential and will be securely disposed of after a decision is made.

Exceptions Considered by Committee:

  • You have worked or lived in a college environment other than your home college for two years.
    Provide documentation on campus 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 campus 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.
    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.
  • Religious law prevents you from attending your home college’s commencement ceremony.
    Provide documentation on official organizational letterhead supporting the exception request.


2019 All-Campus Commencement FAQs

2018 Commencement Information for Students, Parents, and Families

Leis and bouquets will be sold at commencement. However, you are encouraged to preorder for pickup before the ceremony so that you can wear your leis onstage and in pictures. Order directly from Graduation Day Flowers.

Parking: Parking for commencement is free. Heavy traffic is expected. Please follow signs off the freeway. From there, you will receive instructions from traffic and parking staff, directing you to the correct parking lot. Sometimes one lot will fill up and you'll be directed to the next available parking area. Please follow instructions from the traffic controllers!

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.

  • Canopied seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • American Sign Language interpreters will be on stage throughout the ceremony

  • Mobility

    • Disabled 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.

    • Disabled parking spaces for those with disabled parking permits

SEATING: The first few rows in guest seating, center section, will be taped off as RESERVED seating. This seating will be pre-assigned for guests of the speakers and the Senior Graduation Committee's guests. If you are asked to move from these seats, please respect this Revelle College Commencement policy. Staff will be taping the section off as soon as the last graduation guest leave.

All seating other than seats reserved, is first come-first served, so it is STRONGLY suggested that those wishing to best avail themselves of these disabled seating accommodations arrive at least an hour before the ceremony start time.

NOTE: Family members, friends, and guests do not need a ticket to attend Commencement Ceremonies.

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.

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

2019 Commencement Information for Faculty




Congratulations to those of you who are preparing to graduate in June 2019.  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 72 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 2018

Grad Fair ~ purchase your cap & gown, or bundle and save with a Triton Grad Pack. Find out about diploma frames, class rings, grad announcements, exclusive sales, senior portraits, academic discounts on Apple computers, discounts and more

Ticket, Cap and Gown Pickup ~ UC San Diego Bookstore, 1st floor

Grad Night ~ UC San Diego Bookstore: UCSD's red carpet, graduation kick-off party for the class of 2018! Seniors, bring your family & friends to this not-to-be-missed event. Pick up your cap & gown, free food, fun zone with DJ and photo booth, Alumni, class rings, diploma frames, grad announcements, senior portraits, thousands of dollars worth of prizes, PLUS sales exclusive to this night only.