Commencement

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

Join our 2019 Student Speaker Competition.

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



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. 

JOIN THIS YEAR'S COMPETITIONS

Biological & Life Sciences Competition

Humanities & Fine Arts Competition


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