Graduation Celebration Registration will be open March 13th

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. 

We hope that you will join the Baskin School of Engineering for the online commemencement celebration on Sunday, June 14th @ 4:30 p.m.

More information about how to join the event is coming soon. 

Remember that registering is not the same as applying to graduate. Registering to participate in the ceremony (an online ceremony in 2020) means that you are joining us to celebrate that you have completed your degree. Applying to graduate prompts college and major advisers to review your coursework and determine if you have completed your degree. This process generates your acutal diploma and completion of degree. Students can find out more here: Undergraduates or  Graduate students.

Registration for the Baskin Engineering (online) graduation celebration was extended to May 11, 2020 at 12:00 noon and has now closed. 

Important Notes

Campus Ceremonies

For up-to-date information, visit If you have questions about the campus ceremony, please contact the commencement team (

On May 6, Chancellor Larive sent a message to the students with a commencement update, including plans for a campus virtual commencement. 

Submit your Graduate-in-Place Photos - Win a Prize

Enter to win $50. You do not need to have official UCSC regalia to enter, but photos must be visibly commencement-related to be entered for a prize (e.g., family holding signs of congratulations, etc.. Get creative!). Email photos to Include your name, major, a photo caption (optional), and where you're graduating from.

Commencement 2020 Lawn/Window Signs

The UCSC Copy Center is offering lawn and window signs at reduced cost to help students and families celebrate graduation this year. Let your neighbors know you made it!!