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Graduates, we look forward to honoring the resilience you’ve shown this last year and the incredible academic accomplishment you have achieved during your time at UC San Diego. The 2023 John Muir College Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 17th 5p - 6:45p (Pacific Standard Time).  All participants should be fully vaccinated or have had a negative COVID-19 test within 24 to 72 hours prior to the ceremony. Participants will be required to complete a symptom screening upon entry. All health and safety measures will be observed, based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and county guidelines for travel and gatherings, including continuous masking. For graduates not able to participate in person, Commencement ceremonies will be offered online via livestream for all graduates, families and friends. 

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Any student wishing to participate in the June commencement ceremony must have completed 135 units by the end of Winter Quarter. Participation in the commencement ceremony does not constitute official graduation from the university.

If you will have less than 135 units completed by the end of Winter Quarter and wish to participate in commencement, submit a Commencement Unit Exception Application to the Muir Academic Advising Office.  It will be reviewed by the Graduation Coordinator who often only grants the application in exceptional cases.

Please remember to submit your Degree and Diploma Application (DDA) according to the DDA filing deadlines prior to registering for commencement at .

Commencement vs. Graduation

Official graduation and participating in the Commencement Ceremony are entirely separate. 

  • Graduation is the term used to describe when a student has completed all requirements and his/her degree has been officially posted to the academic record. Students must complete a Degree and Diploma Application (DDA) to file for graduation. Graduation eligibility is coursework completion and is not required for commencement participation
  • Commencement is a voluntary ceremony held in June each year in which eligible seniors are welcome to participate. Participation in commencement does not constitute official graduation from the University.


All eligible students must register for a ticket on the Commencement Website.

Commencement registration for graduating students will open in spring via the commencement website, please check in regularly.

All students must register to have your name recognized during the ceremony. 

Information on Name Preferences

Please see the frequently asked questions on the Preferred Name and Personal Pronouns page.  

Still have questions? Contact the Registrar's Office, to verify, not the college.

Want to change your legal name?

Follow these steps to change your University Records.

Still have questions? Contact the Registrar's Office, to verify.

Virtual Booklet

We will have a virtual Muir College graduate name booklet available to view for graduating students and guests of students.  Please be sure to register for commencement and select "opt in" to have your name featured in the virtual booklet by the deadline of May 7th, 2023 at

Due to publishing deadlines, we are unable to accept additions after the May 1st deadline.

Colleges Virtual Stream

For those that are unable to attend in person, you may still stream online, 

The 2023 University of California San Diego Virtual Commencement can be streamed, please click HERE.

Cap & Gown Purchase

The UC San Diego Bookstore distributes all cap & gowns.  If you have not done so already, you may purchase your cap & gown by visiting the UC San Diego Bookstore in person or on their website.


Guests of Graduating International Students

Proof of Graduation for Family Member Visas

Additional Information for Graduates

Grad Fair

Congratulations Triton Seniors! Now's that time to purchase your cap & gown, or bundle and save with a Triton Grad Pack. Find out about diploma frames, class rings, grad announcements, exclusive sales, senior portraits, academic discounts on Apple computers, discounts and more.  For more information, please click HERE.

Senior Portraits

Graduates may also elect to have a professional Senior Portrait taken in advance at the UC San Diego Bookstore during Grad Fair. Please check the Graduation Central webpage of the UC San Diego Bookstore for updates. If you have additional questions, please contact the UC San Diego Bookstore for more information at (858) 534-7323.

Graduation Announcements

Graduation Announcements may be ordered online through Jostens HERE

Class Rings

UC San Diego Class rings may be ordered online through Jostens HERE

Senior Class Gift

What's Your Legacy? The Senior Class Gift (SCG) is your first step into joining the UC San Diego alumni community and showing how much being a Triton means to you. The mission of the SCG is to engage seniors to leave their legacy and cultivate a pattern of philanthropy before leaving UC San Diego. By making a contribution in honor of our graduating class, you are committing to make UC San Diego a better place. We give back because seniors before us helped make our Triton experience possible. Now it's our turn to give others the same opportunities. 

Directions & Parking

Please refer to the UC San Diego Commencement Website for information regarding parking and accessibility needs.

Still Have Questions?

If you have specific questions regarding commencement, please reach out via email to .

Check out UC San Diego Commencement Ceremonies from the past several years!