Commencement

Congratulations, graduates! We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 UCSB Graduate Division Ceremony.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2018 GRADUATE DIVISION CEREMONY

The 2018 Graduate Division commencement ceremony will be held Sunday, June 17 at 4:00 p.m., on the Commencement Green. Students who have completed or will complete a graduate degree or credential between the period of Summer 2017 and Fall 2018 are invited to participate. Tickets are not required for the Graduate Division Commencement Ceremony. Seating is plentiful. 

Our 2018 Commencement Keynote Speaker
Learn more about Stephanie Couch Ph.D. `12


Student Speaker Competition

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

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO JOIN THE STUDENT SPEAKER COMPETITION

Read about our 2017 ​Student Speaker
2017 ​Student Speaker ​Josh Kuntzman PhD `17.


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. 


To be eligible for this year’s competition, dissertation completion must fall in the period of July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018 (no exceptions).

Click the links below to download the requirements for this year's fields of competition, as specified by the National Council of Graduate Schools.

Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering

Social Sciences


IMPORTANT COMMENCEMENT DETAILS

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