Commencement

The 2020 UCSB Graduate Division Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, June 12, at 1 p.m. on the Commencement Green.

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2020 CEREMONY WILL BE OPEN ON FEB. 10:
REGISTER BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK

Students who have completed or will complete a graduate degree or credential between the period of Summer 2019 and Fall 2020 are invited to participate. Tickets are not required for the Graduate Division Commencement Ceremony. Seating is plentiful. 

Our 2020 Commencement Keynote Speaker
Learn more about Angela Belcher `91, Ph.D. `97



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.

Learn more about our 2019 Student Speaker
Liliana Rodriguez, Sociology 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. 

​OUR 2020 FIELDS OF COMPETITION

Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering Competition

Social Sciences 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