Graduate Studies, together with the Graduate Council and the Graduate Student Association, invite you to join us as we host the 2016 Graduate Studies Commencement Ceremony.

  • Date
  • Thursday, June 9, 2016 
  • Students and Presenting Faculty Arrival Time
  • 3:00 p.m.
  • Ceremony Time
  • 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 
  • Location
  • ARC Pavilion

IMPORTANT DATES (subject to change)

  • February 1
  • Online Registration opens
  • March 1
  • Cap and Gown Rental begins
  • April 12
  • Last day to register to have name printed in commencement program.  
  • May 1
  • Cap and Gown rental prices increase
  • May 13 by noon
  • Last day to file for advancement to candidacy for commencement participation (Students must advance to candidacy in order to register for participation.)
  • May 13 by midnight
  • Last day to register in order to participate. No late exceptions.  
  • May 20
  • Last day to record your name phonetically by using the Marching Order system
  • May 27
  • Last day to complete your graduate exit appointment OR submit a commencement release form
  • May 25-27
  • Pick up cap and gown at the ARC Pavilion (go to the UC Davis Stores website for more information). Late pick-up fee accessed for pre-orders picked up after the deadline.
  • June 9 
  • 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Commencement.
    Outdoor reception on Hutchison Field immediately following ceremony.
  • June 14
  • Late cap and gown return fees assessed. (Best to return items at the cap and gown return outside Pavilion and near Starbucks immediately following commencement.)