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Graduate Division Commencement

2019 Graduate Division Commencement Schedules

2019 Graduate Division Masters Ceremony

M.Ed., M.Eng., M.A.S., M.A., M.S.

DATE: Saturday, June 15, 2019


TIME: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

2019 Graduate Division Doctoral and MFA Ceremony

D.Aud., Ed.D., D.M.A., Ph.D.

DATE: Saturday, June 15, 2019


TIME: 4 - 6 p.m.


The All Campus Commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Please note that School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rady School of Management, and School of Global Policy & Strategy hold their own individual commencement ceremonies.


Degree Completion

Specific questions regarding completion of your degree requirements may be directed to your departmental graduate coordinator or to the Graduate Academic Affairs staff at (858) 534-3555

Education Studies

Specific questions regarding completion of your Education Studies credential requirements may be directed to Education Studies at 858-534-1680

Commencement Ceremony

Questions regarding the Commencement ceremony or participation may be directed to

Participation Requirements

In order to participate in Graduate Division commencement, you must meet the following requirements

1. Complete the online Graduate Division Commencement Participation Form. Registration will open March 15th. Deadline for registration is May 22nd. 

2. Fulfill all degree requirements before the end of the Summer 2019 quarter: Saturday, September 7th. 

  • Ph.D., Ed.D., D.M.A., D. Aud., and Master's candidates must successfully defend their dissertation or thesis and submit all final paperwork to the Graduate Division for approval. 
  • Master's candidates completing degree requirements by comprehensive exam must receive approval by Graduate Division. 
  • Education Studies Credential students must have completed all credential program requirements.

3. Order cap and gown from UC San Diego Bookstore.

Hooding Video

Familiarize yourself with the Commencement ceremony and your hood