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Commencement

Commencement 2013At UC San Diego we recognize the significant milestone graduation marks in a student's life.

Class of 2015 ceremonies

All undergraduate ceremonies are held at RIMAC Field. Link to each college's commencement details below, and contact your college for more information.

Graduate and professional school ceremonies

Check back for more details as they're announced, or contact your school for more information:

Events and celebrations

Stay tuned for details and links to these and other events as they're announced:

  • The Bookstore's Annual Grad Nite Party: Tues., April 21, 6:30–9 p.m.
    Don't miss this annual graduation kick-off party! Join friends for raffles, games, and exclusive sales.
  • Grad Fair: Wed. and Thurs., April 22–23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Meet at the campus Bookstore to get your Triton Grad Packs and find vendor tables, computer deals, exclusive sales, and much more
  • Outstanding Senior and Outstanding Grad Student Awards: Students are selected for exceptional academic and leadership performance, and for enhancing the student experience at UC San Diego (nomination forms due May 1)
  • Rainbow Graduation for LGBT students: Sat., June 6, 4–6 p.m., Faculty Club (register online)
  • Black Graduation: Fri., June 12, 6–9 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Student Services Center (register online)
    Recognition ceremony and celebration for students and their families organized by the Black Resource Center
  • Ring Ceremony: Sat., June 14, 8 p.m., Warren Mall
    Ceremony and reception for graduating engineers and alumni of the Jacobs School of Engineering

Related information for students and guests

Class of 2016 ceremonies

The class of 2016 will be the first to participate in a new commencement tradition — a campus-wide ceremony at UC San Diego. The ceremony will include the conferring of degrees for graduating seniors from all six undergraduate colleges, as well graduate students from the Graduate Division, the Rady School of Management, and the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. Watch for more details in early 2016.