People hugging at the Graduate Studies Commencement

Graduate Studies Releases Virtual Commencement Celebration Details

Last month, Chancellor Gary S. May announced in emails to students, staff and faculty that UC Davis was postponing spring commencements  and moving forward with a virtual ceremony while exploring options to have  graduates return in December for an in-person ceremony.

On May 1, Graduate Studies announced that it will be hosting its Virtual Celebration on June 11.  

All eligible graduate students were sent a personalized email with directions describing how to register for the virtual celebration.  Graduates will have the opportunity to create a personalized slide and their names will also be pre-recorded by a professional name reader. The Virtual Celebrations will be available on the Graduate Studies Commencement webpage on June 11 at 10:00 a.m.

Graduate Studies is working on organizing the details about an in-person Commencement Ceremony in Fall 2020 and will be releasing additional information about this event in the coming months.

Please visit the Graduate Studies Commencement webpage for further details and send any immediate questions at

About Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies at UC Davis includes over 100 dynamic degree programs and a diverse and interactive student body from around the world. Known for our state-of-the-art research facilities, productive laboratories and progressive spirit – UC Davis offers collaborative and interdisciplinary curricula through graduate groups and designated emphasis options, bringing students and faculty of different academic disciplines together to address real-world challenges.

UC Davis graduate students and postdoctoral scholars become leaders in their fields: researchers, teachers, politicians, mentors and entrepreneurs. They go on to guide, define and impact change within our global community.

For information on Graduate Studies’ current strategic initiatives, visit the Graduate Studies strategic plan page.

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