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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. As we all continue to navigate the impact of COVID-19.  The 2022 John Muir College Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 1:30pm - 3:15pm (Pacific 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. 

Please continue to check commencement.ucsd.edu for the latest updates!

Eligibility

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 http://commencement.ucsd.edu .

Registration

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. There is no fee to participate in Commencement 2022. 

Information on Name Preferences

Please see the frequently asked questions on the Preferred Name and Personal Pronouns page.  If you would like to submit a change you must use the Social Identities Tool to make changes.

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.

Colleges Virtual Stream

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

The 2022 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.

 

Guest Information

If I am participating in person, can guests come?  Yes, more information to come.

Proof of Graduation for Family Member Visas

  • If you are an international student, and require a graduation invitation letter for family members who are planning to attend Muir’s Commencement Ceremony, please submit a letter request to the International Students and Programs Office. For additional information, contact the International Students and Programs Office at (858) 534-3730.
  •  If you are not an international student and have a family member or guest who will be traveling from another country, the Muir Student Affairs Office can supply you with a letter stating that you are completing your degree and will be participating in the commencement ceremony. To request a letter, please e-mail the Muir Student Affairs Office at mdeansoffice@ucsd.edu with your full name, PID, and the first and last name and relation of the people who need letters written. You will be notified when the letters are complete and available for pick-up in our office (located at H&SS 2126). You will be responsible for mailing the letter to your family member – Muir College will NOT send the letter internationally to your guest.

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 commencement@ucsd.edu .

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