Graduation and Commencement

IB Graduates

Transcripts & Degrees


The annual IB Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony will be help on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 2-4p in the Hearst Greek Theatre. Students can purchase tickets through Cal Performances beginning in early April. 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!

The reception will be held after Commencement at the base of the campanile. ​

General timeline for sign-up and tickets:

  • March 16:
    • Undergraduate students - A registration email will be sent to all eligible students and will include an invitation to complete the Undergraduate Exit Survey to earn 2 complimentary tickets. Students who complete the survey will be able to sign up for and buy tickets for commencement. Additional tickets can purchased for $8/each through Cal Performances beginning in early April. Graduating students no not need a ticket to the ceremony.
    • Graduate students - Participating graduate students will be invited to sign up for the ceremony and will earn 2 complimentary tickets.
  • Late 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
  • Last week of April - Deadline to sign up and be listed in the program. Online ticket sales will end.
  • Early May- Name cards, complimentary tickets, and additional information will be distributed out of the Undergraduate Student Services Office.
  • Day of Event - Tickets will be on sale at the gate for $10/each.


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.

Graduating students 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.



The Commencement Convocation 2016 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 Convocation should visit  The following information pertains only to our departmental ceremony.


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