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Commencement Ceremonies

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.

Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony Details

Doctoral Hooding and Master's Recognition Ceremony

  • Thursday, April 27, 2023
  • Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
  • Ceremony begins at 3:00 p.m.

Purchasing Regalia

Graduate students participating at the Commencement Ceremony must have official UC regalia. Any graduating student may purchase regalia, regardless of their ceremony participation. Only officially licensed UC regalia is permitted to be worn for participation in the ceremony. 

Doctoral Regalia

Doctoral students participating in the ceremony are only permitted to wear the red UC regalia.

Doctoral standard regalia is available on The deadline to purchase regalia online for the Spring 2023 graduation is March 22. Students may also purchase doctoral standard regalia in person at the UC Bookstore, now through the Commencement date. However, as the date of the ceremony approaches, the UC Bookstore may run out of certain sizes, so purchasing early is recommended. The standard doctoral package (tam, hood, gown, tassel) is $229.  (Current students get a 15% discount off this price.)

The fine quality doctoral regalia ordering deadline was Thursday, March 9th.  The fine quality doctoral package is $1105.00 + 19.95 shipping and handling. (Current students get a 15% discount off this price.) Please contact the UC Bookstore to purchase. 

Master's Regalia

Master's regalia is available to order on the UC Bookstore website. The deadline to purchase master's regalia online for the Spring 2023 graduation is April 14

Master's regalia is also available to purchase in person at the UC Bookstore until the day of the ceremony, but as the commencement date approaches, the UC Bookstore may run out of certain sizes and hood colors.  The standard masters package (cap, gown, hood, zipper pull, tassel) is $122.

After Graduation