Congratulations, graduates! We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 UCSB Graduate Division Ceremony!

Please click here to register!

The 2019 Graduate Division commencement ceremony will be held Friday, June 14, at 1 p.m. on the Commencement Green. Students who have completed or will complete a graduate degree or credential between the period of Summer 2018 and Fall 2019 are invited to participate. Tickets are not required for the Graduate Division Commencement Ceremony. Seating is plentiful. 

Join our 2019 Student Speaker Competition.

Our 2019 Commencement Keynote Speaker
Learn more about Nicolasa Sandoval Ph.D. `07

Student Speaker Competition

The UCSB Student Speaker Competition allows students to vie for a chance to address the UCSB community at the Graduate Division Commencement Ceremony at the UCSB Faculty Club Green.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD competition requirements.

​LOOKING BACK: Learn more about our 2018 ​Student Speaker
2018 ​Student Speaker ​Eric Jorgensen, Theater and Dance Ph.D. Candidate

The Winifred and Louis Lancaster
Dissertation Awards

The annual 
Lancaster Dissertation Awards competition recognizes individuals who have completed dissertations representing original work that makes an important contribution to the discipline. 


Biological & Life Sciences Competition

Humanities & Fine Arts Competition


Information for Students
Regalia, announcements, check-in, line-up, hooding instructions, photographs, and more.

Information for Faculty

Information for Guests
Hotels, dining, programs, international visitors, weather and parking