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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 and register for Revelle's Commencement Ceremony and/or the All-Campus Commencement Ceremony (one registration covers both IF you click both!)

Students will be prompted to request their name in the College commencement booklet during the overall online registration process when they indicate they are attending a College ceremony. Their registration confirmation message (after they successfully register for a College ceremony) will indicate how their name will appear in the booklet. This name will be their legal name unless they have updated it to their preferred name (first or middle name change) through the Social Identifier Tool.  The confirmation message will also include instructions to go to the Social Identifier Tool to change their name to a preferred name if they’d like by May 1st for the booklet.

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. Any requests to be added to the booklet after May 1 at 11:59pm will be denied.

Revelle College does not list minors in the commencement booklet.