Graduate Studies Commencement Ceremony

Graduate Studies Commencement


Graduate Studies is excited to announce the Spring 2024 Commencement ceremonies on June 13. In order to honor our graduates more personally, we have organized two distinct ceremonies by degree type. Eligible students for the ceremony will be notified, please visit the Commencement Information for Students page for eligibility requirements.


Ceremony Details

It is essential that students attend the correct ceremony aligned with their degree type. Please refer to the following breakdown for details:


Master’s Degree Ceremony

Date: Thursday, June 13

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: University Credit Union Center

Student Line-Up: Please assemble in Hutchison Field South by 9:00 a.m. in full regalia.

Master's Student Checklist  

Master's Program Deputy (MPD) Checklist


MFA and Doctoral Degree Ceremony

Date: Thursday, June 13

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: University Credit Union Center.

Student Line-Up: Please assemble in Hutchison Field South by 2:00 p.m. in full regalia.

MFA and Doctoral Students Checklist  

MFA and Doctoral Faculty Presenter Checklist


Participating in Commencement? Read These Important Reminders.

The final details about the 2024 Graduate Studies Commencement Ceremonies will be emailed in advance of the event.

  • Virtual Q&A Session 


  • Arrival Time
  • Student and faculty line-up and check-in is typically an hour prior to the ceremony's starting time (9:00 a.m. for Master's, 2:00 p.m. for MFA and Doctoral). Please arrive promptly.

  • Regalia
  • Regalia is available for purchase through the UC Davis Stores, rental options will become available starting on March 1. The deadline to order regalia without a late fee is April 22.

  • Regalia Returns
  • Collection tables will be available for drop offs after the ceremony outside of the main entrance (northeast corner) of the University Credit Union Center, in front of Peet's Coffee.  

  • Guest Tickets
  • All registered students will receive up to (8) guest tickets to attend the in-person ceremony. Guest tickets are managed by the Aggie Ticket Box Office. Ticket registration information can be found in the student confirmation email. 

  • Parking
  • Coming soon.