CommencementCommencement FAQ's

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 their academic record. Read more about Graduation.

Students must file a Degree Diploma Application (DDA) in order to graduate.

Commencement is the annual ceremony in which any student with 135 or more units by the end of Winter Quarter may choose to participate. Participation in the commencement ceremony does not constitute official graduation from the University.

What do I do if I want to walk in June but I'm taking classes after Spring

You may still participate in the June commencement cermeony as long as you have 135 or more units completed by the end of Winter Quarter.

How do I make sure my name is in the Commencement Booklet?

If you would like your name to appear on the List of Graduates in the Commencement Booklet, visit the UC San Diego Commencement website

You must complete this action beginning Week 1 of fall quarter and no later than May 1, 11:59pm, of the year you plan to participate in commencement. All names collected during this period will be included in the commencement booklet.

If you have concerns with how your name will appear in the commencement booklet, please contact Revelle Academic Advising through the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) at vac.ucsd.edu. Revelle College does not list minors in the commencement booklet.