Graduation Checklist



□ Degree Check with Sociology Advisors

Make sure you're completing all of your major requirements with a Sociology Undergraduate Advisor.

□  Degree Check with Letters and Science

Make sure you're completing all of your university and college requirements. Please see an L&S advisor at 206 Evans.

Verify that your Expected Graduation Term is correct

Please verify that the Expected Graduation Term is correct by checking Cal Central. In the Personal Summary section of Cal Central, Spring 2021 (or Summer 2021) if you are graduating that term) will be listed under ‘Expected Graduation.’ If it is incorrect and needs to be changed, please contact either Sociology adviser.



  Complete the Sociology Department Exit Survey

The Sociology Exit Survey is open from April 16th through May 21st, 2021. Please contribute your input, ideas and experience to further develop the major program for those coming after you. 

Registration Link*:

*Registration is in two parts. At the end of Part 1, you will be given the link to Part 2.


Deadline to apply to be the Undergraduate Student Speaker: April 26th

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 Monday, April 26th. The speech should be no longer than 3-4 minutes. The Sociology Department reviews the proposals and makes the final selection. For additional information, please see an Undergraduate Advisor.

Deadline to apply for Departmental Citation: April 30th @ 12 pm

The Departmental Citation is an award recognizing undergraduate excellence in the UC Berkeley Sociology Department. Each year we select one graduating senior to receive this award for his/her outstanding accomplishments in sociology.  Please see the Dept. website for more information.



□ Saturday, May 15th- Campus wide Class of 2021 Virtual Commencement at 9am

□  Monday, May 17th- Sociology Virtual Graduation Celebration at 10am

□  Monday, May 21st- Last day to complete Sociology Exit Survey

□ Keep your address, phone, and email information current via Cal Central for at least 4 months after leaving Cal, in case the university needs to contact you about the processing of your degree.

□  Keep in touch!

Check back on the Sociology website periodically for a future enhancement for undergraduate alumni.


□  Check your unofficial transcript on Cal Central to make sure you've graduated!


□  Diplomas for Spring 2021 graduates

Diplomas will be automatically  mailed approximately 4 months after graduation to your address on Cal Central.  There is no fee.  For more information, see