FAQs

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We recognize that you have many questions about graduation, and we are committed to providing answers to these as soon as we can. Our 2020 graduates have been confronted with many disruptions and uncertainty, and with the outlook for public safety constantly changing, commencement planning has been extremely challenging. 
For a great many of you, not having an on-campus graduation in June to mark the end of this critical part of your life is nothing short of devastating. The ceremony would have marked the culmination of extraordinary work on your part under what are challenging conditions, even in the best of times, and significant commitment and sacrifice on the part of family and friends.
At the Baskin School of Engineering, we are tremendously proud of you and your accomplishments and are committed to honoring your graduation in a way that allows you to celebrate with the people who have been part of your journey to this important milestone. 

Will there be an in-person or virtual UCSC commencement ceremony or an in-person Baskin School of Engineering commencement celebration in June 2020?

Will there be a virtual ceremony for Baskin School of Engineering?

Do I need to register for graduation with Baskin School of Engineering? 

How do I sign up for the campus and Baskin School of Engineering virtual ceremonies? 

What is the schedule for the virtual commencement events across campus? 

How do I access the Virtual Ceremonies website? 

Where will the virtual ceremony be hosted? 

What happens the day of the ceremony?

Will there be live ceremonies or celebrations once it is safe to gather again?

Do we still get our license plate frames?

Will there be some kind of graduation program or brochure?

How do I stay in touch with Baskin School of Engineering after graduation?

 

Will there be an in-person or virtual UCSC commencement ceremony or an in-person Baskin School of Engineering commencement celebration in June 2020?

Unfortunately physical distancing requirements due to COVID-19 mean that there will not be an in-person (live) campus commencement or engineering celebration in June 2020. On May 6, Chancellor sent a message to the students with a commencement update, including plans for a campus virtual commencement. For up-to-date information, visit https://commencement.ucsc.edu.

Will there be a virtual ceremony for Baskin School of Engineering?  

Yes. The virtual ceremony for the Baskin School of Engineering will be held Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Details on how to participate are coming soon!

Do I need to register for graduation with Baskin Engineering? 

Yes, it is important that you register for the Baskin Engineering commencement celebration by May 10, 2020 to be included in the virtual celebration and the graduation brochure. Update: Registration has closed

How do I sign up for the campus and Baskin School of Engineering virtual ceremonies? 

You may register for any of the 13 undergraduate ceremonies and celebrations on https://commencement.ucsc.edu/checklist/index.html. There are 10 college ceremonies, a Baskin School of Engineering celebration, a Chicanx Latinx year end celebration, and a Black Grad celebration. Update: signup has closed.

What is the schedule for the virtual commencement events across campus? 

The complete list of virtual commencement events and their dates and times are listed on the UCSC commencement schedule page

How do I access the Virtual Ceremonies website?

StageClip will send a link to registered students.  

Where will the virtual ceremony be hosted? 

The ceremony will be hosted on YouTube Premiere (link to be provided).

What happens the day of the ceremony? 

Students will go to a website hosted by StageClip that will allow them to experience a communal moment while they all watch the ceremony simultaneously. Students will be able to view their personal slides and clips, and hear their names announced either as part of the video presentation, or individually by searching the slides.

Will there be a live ceremony or celebration once it is safe to gather again?

There may be live campus and/or Baskin Engineering graduation celebrations once it is safe to gather again. We are looking into several possibilities for this now. We will post updates here as we have them.  

Do we still get our license plate frames? 

Yes! All students who register for the ceremony will be sent a license plate frame sometime this summer. Frames will be sent to your permanent address, so make sure that you enter it correctly on the registration page. 

Will there be some kind of graduation program or brochure?

Yes, there will be a printed or virtual brochure, or both. 

How do I stay in touch with Baskin School of Engineering after graduation?

Get involved with The Baskin Alumni Advisory Council - click here for more information!