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UC Davis Commencement

Dear Class of 2020,

Thank you to those that completed our 2020 Commencement Survey last month. I am excited to announce we are moving forward with plans to welcome you back to campus this Fall. Pending state and county health and safety guidelines, campus will honor you in-person, Friday December 10, at 10:00am inside the University Credit Union Center (formally The ARC Pavilion). Limited guest tickets and seating will be offered pending health and safety guidelines and we will confirm the number of guests and their COVID requirements at a later date.

Please note, the campus is planning the event in accordance with the Campus Ready guidance. Should the COVID Delta variant shift, we will be cancelling the event with as much notice as possible to everyone. There will not be a virtual option this fall.

 Myself, campus leaders, faculty and staff are excited to celebrate with you. Sign-up here to receive more information.

—Chancellor Gary S. May

Ceremony dates

  • Makeup Ceremony for 2020 Undergraduates: Dec. 10, 2021
  • Makeup Ceremony for 2020 Graduate Students: Dec. 9, 2021
  • Fall 2021 Undergraduate Ceremony: Dec. 11, 2021


If you have a question about commencement, reach out via email or fill out the contact form. If you have a question about your in-person commencement processional time, tickets or confirmation, contact your college or professional school by email: