Calendar & Deadlines

STUDENTS -- Please refer to our GRADUATION CHECKLIST to make sure you're ready for graduation!

March 10th-21st - The Exit Survey and Commencement Registration Form are available, and must be completed online before students may obtain commencement tickets.

March 14th- If you or any of your guests will need a Sign Language Interpreter or a Real-Time Captioner, please Contact Rebecca Chavez at

March 21th - Deadline for graduates to complete the Exit Survey and Commencement Registration Form.

Early April-The Grad Finale is a free resource festival for all graduates. You can pick up your cap and gown and get helpful information for your graduation. Please visit for more information.

April 15th-25th- Please come by 420 Barrows Hall to pick up your two free commencement tickets during the following days and times:

Tues, April 15th: 1:30-4pm

Wed, April 16th: 9-Noon

Tues, April 22nd: 1:30-4pm

Fri, April 25th: 9-Noon

-If you need additional tickets, you may purchase them directly from Cal Performances Box Office ( You may purchase up to six additional tickets at a cost of $10 per ticket.

*Please note that tickets are available for purchase to the general public. If you have concerns about a specific individual attending commencement, please inform Seng Saelee or Cristina Rojas immediately.

April 18th - Each year we select one student to present the Sociology Undergraduate Address during the ceremony. Any graduating senior in sociology may apply to be the speaker. If interested, you should email a draft (more than an outline) of your proposed speech to Cristina Rojas at by Friday, April 18th.  The speech should be no longer than 5 minutes. The Sociology Department reviews the proposals and makes the final selection. For additional information, please see an Undergraduate Advisor.

May 5th -  Arrangements for guests requiring wheelchair or other special seating should be made to Rebecca Chavez at

May 17th - Commencement Convocation is a university-wide event celebrating the graduation of the Class of 2014. All graduating seniors (regardless of their major) are welcome to attend this event. It will be held on Saturday, May 18 10:00 am in Memorial Stadium. This is a ticketed event. For ticket and additional information, please visit

May 19th- Sociology Commecement Day! All graduates should arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. to line up in the processional.  Doors to Zellerbach will open to guests at 8:00 a.m. and seating is first-come, first-serve.