Registration & ticketing for 2022-2023 Commencement events

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to participate in Commencement.

Registration is required so that graduates can provide updated information that is necessary for planning purposes and ticketing. It is very important that graduates register before registration closes. Late registrations will only be accepted if space is available in their ceremony. Once a ceremony reached capacity, the ceremony’s registration will close.

Each school has a specific date and time assigned for them to BEGIN registration. Graduates can register any time between registration opening and the closing deadline. Registration is open until 5 p.m. PDT on April 21, 2023.

Graduates will be able to register for up to 5 guest tickets during the registration process.

Online registration opens at 9 a.m. on the following dates assigned by school or ceremony:

All times listed are Pacific Time.

Monday, April 10:

  • Graduate Hooding (All PhD, DNP, and MFA candidates)
  • College of Health Sciences: Medicine, Nursing, Pharm Sci, Public Health
  • Paul Merage School of Business

 Tuesday, April 11:

  • Social Sciences

 Wednesday, April 12:

  • Engineering
  • ICS

Thursday, April 13:

  • Humanities
  • Social Ecology

Friday, April 14:

  • Arts
  • Bio Sci
  • Education
  • Physical Sciences

All ticket reservations close at 5 p.m. PDT on Friday, April 21.


Undergraduates: You must have already submitted a grad app and be cleared to graduate by your academic counselor to be able to participate in the ceremony.

Graduate students: You must have advanced to candidacy to be able to participate in the ceremony. 


For questions about eligibility, please contact an academic counselor or advisor.

Undergraduate students »

Graduate students »

If you need help during the registration process,  please email [email protected].