2022 Integrative Biology Commencement Ceremony

Updated 12/9/2021

Date: May 17, 2022, 9 am 
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jack Tseng
Undergraduate Student Speaker: TBD

Students graduating Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022, and Fall 2022 are eligible to participate. Students may only participate in one IB ceremony. 



  • Mid-March – IB commencement registration opens. Emails will be sent to all eligible students with information to register. Please fill out both the general commencement and IB specific registrations.
  • April 18 – Deadline to register for commencement. 
  • May 14: General Commencement
  • May 17: IB Commencement, starts at 9 am

Additional Commencement Information

Campus-wide Commencement vs. IB Commencement
The campus-wide commencement ceremony (also known as General Commencement) and the IB commencement ceremony are two different events. General Commencement celebrates all majors who are graduating at UCB and the IB commencement ceremony is restricted to IB undergraduate and graduate students only. Students interested in participating in the campus-wide commencement should visit the commencement website. The following information pertains only to our departmental ceremony.

Diplomas will be sent to all graduating seniors at no charge. Diplomas are mailed four months after graduation to the diploma mailing address in Cal Central. Make sure to check and update this address prior to graduation.

Commencement vs. Graduation
Commencement and graduation are two separate things. Commencement is a ceremony, a celebration for you and your family of the completion (or near completion!) of your college years. Participating in commencement does not mean that you have graduated. Graduation is the process by which you receive a degree from Berkeley. Students need to be on the degree list for the term in which all requirements for graduation will be completed. See Graduation and Transcripts and Diplomas for more information.