2023 Integrative Biology Commencement Ceremony

Date: Monday, May 15th, 2023 9:00 am

Location: Zellerbach Auditorium
Keynote Speaker: Prof tyrone B. hayes
Undergraduate Student Speaker: Arjun Mehta
Tickets: https://secure-tickets.berkeley.edu/20181/20182 On sale Now!

Students graduating Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Summer 2023, and Fall 2023 are eligible to participate. Students may only participate in one IB ceremony. 


  • Early-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 15 – Deadline to register for commencement. 
  • May 13: General Commencement
  • May 15, 9am : IB Commencement

We will send updates regarding Commencement through the graduates' Berkeley email. So please make sure you are checking your email for important announcements and updates.

Emailed Announcements

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 information on this page pertains only to our departmental ceremony.

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. 

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.