Calendar & Deadlines

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

Please complete ASAP - The Exit Survey and Commencement Registration Form link is here.  Part 1 and Part 2 must be completed online before students may obtain commencement tickets.

March 31st - Deadline for graduates to complete the Exit Survey and Commencement Registration Form

April- After registering for the Sociology Commencement, you may visit either Cristina Rojas or Seng Saelee to pick up your TWO free tickets. Please note that students participating in the Sociology Commencement, do no need to purchase a ticket for themselves. 

If you need additional tickets, you may purchase them directly from Cal Performances ( You may purchase up to 10 additional tickets per transaction 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 5th @ 4pm- The Departmental Citation is an award recognizing undergraduate excellence in the Dept. Each year we select one graduating senior to receive this award for his/her outsanding accomplishments for Sociology. More information regarding application be available soon.

April 5th - 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 5th.  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 18th - Commencement Convocation is a university-wide event celebrating the graduation of the Class of 2018. All graduating seniors (regardless of their major) are welcome to attend this event. It will be held on Saturday, May 18th 10:00 am in California 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.