Welcome to the 2022 Graduate Division Celebration

We salute the achievements of our students with their families, friends, mentors, and colleagues with this year's in-person Commencement.

Registration is closed. To check your registration status, please log in here. Please direct questions about registration to gradacademics@graddiv.ucsb.edu

Graduate Division Commencement Student Speaker

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 Graduate Division Commencement Student Speaker. Graduate students who receive their degree/credential or are expected to between Summer 2021 and end of Fall 2022 are eligible to apply. Students can be nominated by a faculty member, staff, student, or themselves. Read this document for more information.

Student/Graduate Instructions for Graduate Division Commencement

Pre-Event Instructions for Graduates

  • Purchase your Masters or Doctoral regalia via the UCSB Campus Store.

  • Invite up to 3 guests. No tickets required for guests. 
  • Electronic Stage Pass will be emailed to you in early June (to your UCSB email address.) This is the pass that you need to show in order to line up and have your name read across the stage
  • No parking fees will be collected; however, pre-printed parking permits will be required for the Graduate Division ceremony on Friday. Parking is free only in the designated lots – Lot 22. The parking permit will be emailed to graduates prior to the event.

Instructions for June 10th for Graduates

11:30am - 12pm 

  • Graduates arrive at the Events Center wearing your regalia and check-in at the door by showing your Grad Pass on your phone

11:30am - 12:30pm 

  • Graduates enter the Events Center and wait for line-up instructions 
  • Use the restroom, etc.
  • Doctoral Graduates will locate their faculty hooder and line up together

12:30-12:45

  • Graduates will be instructed to form two lines (one with doctoral graduates and their hooders, and one with master’s graduates)

1:00pm  

  • The graduates will be led to the Commencement Green to be seated

1:00pm – 3:00pm

  • Opening program
  • Doctoral graduates called to the stage
  • Masters graduates called to the stage

Pre-Event Instructions for Faculty Hooders

Instructions for June 10th for Faculty Hooders

11:00am – 12:15pm 

  • Faculty arrive at Hatlen Theater for lunch and robing
  • Eat lunch (provided)
  • Faculty who are borrowing regalia will pick it up and put it on in Hatlen Theater

12:15 pm 

  • Faculty will be instructed to go to the Events Center to line up with their students
  • Find your students and await line up instructions

12:15-12:30 pm

  • Graduates will be instructed to form two lines (one with doctoral graduates and their hooders, and one with master’s graduates)

12:45 pm

  • The graduates will be led to the Green to be seated

1:00pm – 3:00pm

  • Opening program
  • Doctoral graduates called to the stage
  • Masters graduates called to the stage