Graduation and Commencement

IB Graduates

Transcripts & Degrees


IB COMMENCEMENT CERMEMONY

Our spring 2015 commencement ceremony will be held on Wednesday May 20, 2 pm at the Greek Theatre. Students can purchase tickets through Cal Performances . Note that you will be able to invite as many friends and family members as you'd like since the Greek Theater accommodates 8,500 people!

RECEPTION:
The reception will be held after Commencement at approximately 4:15 am at the base of the campanile. ​

General timeline for sign-up and tickets:

  • Mid-March:
    • Undergraduate students - email will be sent to all eligible students, inviting them to fill out a survey and therefore earn 2 complimentary tickets. Students who complete the survey will be able to sign up for and buy tickets for commencement. Tickets bought online will be $8/each.
    • Graduate students - Participating graduate students will be invited to sign up for the ceremony and will earn 2 complimentary tickets.
  • Early April - Undergraduates only: Final day for undergraduates to fill out survey and earn 2 complimentary tickets.
  • Early April - Tickets available for purchase through Cal Performances
  • 14 April - This will be the final day that students will be able to earn 2 complimentary tickets by filling out the survey.
  • May - Deadline to sign up and be listed in the program. Online ticket sales will end.
  • 5 May - 2 complimentary tickets will be distributed out of the Undergraduate Student Services Office.
  • 9 May - Ticket distribution will end. 
  • 20 May - Tickets will be on sale at the gate for $10/each.

TICKETS:

Complimentary tickets: Each graduating senior will be eligible to receive 2 complimentary tickets, after they sign up for commencement and complete an online survey. These will be distributed out of the Undergraduate Student Affairs Office in early May. We will email seniors the details closer to the date.

Graduates do not need a ticket; your ticket is your name card! Please bring the name card that will be inside the envelope we give you with your tickets!! If you wish to receive proofs of the professional photos taken, fill in the info on the back with your contact information.  Anyone who misses the opportunity for the two free tickets, you can still pick up the envelope with your name card and information about the ceremony.

Tickets for sale: Additional tickets are available for sale through Cal Performances.

 


COMMENCEMENT CONVOCATION vs. IB COMMENCEMENT:

The Commencement Convocation 2014 and the IB Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony are two different events. The Convocation celebrates all majors who are graduating at UCB and the IB Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony is restricted to IB majors only. Students interested in participating in the Commencement Covocation should visit commencement.berkeley.edu.  The following information pertains only to our departmental ceremony.

 


Related Links and Resources