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

CLICK HERE to watch the live stream broadcast of the ceremony.

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. 

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.

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2019 Student Speaker!
Learn more about Liliana Rodriguez, Sociology Ph.D. Candidate

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
Nicole Yishi Leung
Biomolecular Science & Engineering

Humanities & Fine Arts Competition
​Hannah M.L. Goodwin
​Film and Media Studies


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