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Ready to Graduate?

Run your Graduation Checklist first! The graduation application and all other required steps are located here. You can also use this application to check your graduation status.

The deadline to apply to graduate for Fall 2016 is November 14, 2016. The deadline to submit electronic theses/dissertations (ETDs) is also November 14

For additional help, view the Graduate School's tutorials for master's and doctoral students.

Graduation Deadlines

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Doctoral Hooding and Master's Recognition Ceremony

Whether you are a first-time graduate, graduate student, parent or UC faculty member joining in the celebration, this will be a memorable day for you. Find details and information on the commencement website.

Friday, December 9, 2016
Time: 10 a.m.
  • All doctoral degree graduates from Fall Semester 2016
  • All master's degree graduates from Fall Semester 2016

Purchasing Regalia

Students participating in the Doctoral Hooding and Master's Recognition Ceremony must have official UC regalia.

Doctoral Regalia

The order forms for doctoral regalia for fall graduation are due Friday, October 7, 2016. Graduating doctoral students may choose between the student elements doctoral regalia and the fine quality doctoral regalia.

Master's Regalia

Graduating master's students can stop by the UC Bookstore in Tangeman University Center (TUC) to purchase caps, gowns and hoods. If you cannot go to the bookstore, you can order online through the UC Bookstore website.

After Graduation