• 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


Congratulations Revelle College Class of 2017!


Your memories are here! You can relive your commencement ceremony HERE and browse a few beautiful images HERE


Photography provided by UC San Diego Creative Services & Publications

Photographers: Eric Jepsen and Anfy Hayt ~ Thank you for your service!

Commencement 2017

Student Registration, Ticketing, and Caps and Gowns

Registration for Commencement: Graduating Students

Registration for commencement will be open to graduating UC San Diego students from Monday, April 3, through Wednesday, May 17. Students can register for All Campus Commencement and Revelle College Commencement here: http://commencement.ucsd.edu. Sign in with your student PID and password. Commencement fee: $54.00, charged to your student account upon registration.

All Campus Commencement Ceremony ~ Saturday, June 17, 2017, 9:00 am: Registration for All Campus Commencement is now closed. You can still register for Revelle College's ceremony on Sunday.

Revelle College Commencement Ceremony ~ Sunday, June 18, 2017, 3:00 pm. Students who have not registered for their college ceremony can still purchase their college ticket, cap, and gown at the Bookstore beginning at 12pm on May 23. Tickets are not required for guests attending college ceremonies.

Ticket pickup: All tickets ordered by May 17 will be distributed by the UC San Diego Bookstore May 23–June 2, 2017. Students can have a friend pick up caps and gowns; if you choose to do this, call the Bookstore at 858-534-7323 to arrange pickup, after May 17.

Parking: Parking is free. Details will be posted after May 22. 

All-Campus Commencement FAQs

The 2017 All-Campus Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 9:00am, on RIMAC Field. Will be streamed to commencement.ucsd.edu

The All Campus Commencement will feature His Holiness the Dalai Lami, 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.

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 must have a ticket for All Campus Commencement. Students will be notified after May 17 if they will receive their requested "additional guest tickets."

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.

Students will process in for the All Campus Commencement ceremony and are required to wear their caps and gowns at both ceremonies.

All-Campus Commencement: Social Media


  • #WithCompassion #GlobalizingCompassion (for content related to the Dalai Lama)
  • #UCSD2017 #TritonGrads (for content related to graduation)

Accounts to follow for live coverage:

  • UC San Diego on Facebook
  • @UCSanDiego and @UCSDNews on Twitter
  • @UCSanDiego on Instagram


The “social” components of June 16 and 17:

  • Selfie stations (4): Photo ops for guests
  • Snapchat geofilters: One for each day
  • Social stream on jumbotrons: Will display posts to Instagram and Twitter with the featured hashtags, in (near) real-time. Will be moderated.

Commencement Information for Students, Parents, and Families


  • Grad Fair at the Bookstore
  • Grad Night
  • Ticket, Cap and Gown Pickup
  • Graduation Day Flowers - PRE-ORDER Now! Students and guests are encouraged to pre-order for pickup before the ceremony so students can wear leis on stage, and for pictures.
  • Additional information for parents and families
  • Parking: Parking for commencement is free and plentiful, but 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. 

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.

  • 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

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 at least an hour 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 ndaly@ucsd.edu.

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, 2017

The registration link provides the online opportunity to:

1. sign-up for All-Campus Commencement Ceremony, June 17, 10am

2. sign-up for Revelle College Commencement Ceremon, June 18, 3pm

3. order regalia

Faculty must place online orders for rental regalia 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.

2017 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 2017.  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 2017

Grad Fair ~ May 2-3 ~ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, UC San Diego Bookstore, 2nd floor: Now’s the time to 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 ~ May 22 - June 2 ~ UC San Diego Bookstore, 1st floor

Grad Night ~ May 30 ~ 6:00 - 9:00 pm ~ UC San Diego Bookstore: UCSD's red carpet, graduation kick-off party for the class of 2017! 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.

Commencement 2016

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