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UC Davis Commencement

Make-up Ceremony Feedback

Congresswoman Jackie Speier’s 2022 Speech

Sana Sayyid’s 2022 Student Speaker Speech

Watch the June 10 Livestream

Watch the June 11 Livestream

Watch the June 12 Livestream

Watch the Graduate Student Livestream

Watch the Graduate School of Management Livestream


Awards by College

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

College of Biological Sciences

College of Engineering

College of Letters and Science


Featured Campus Award Recipients

Presented at Commencement

UC Davis Medals for 2 Alumni Couples | UC Davis

UC Davis’ Top Graduating Student Is Picnic Day Chair | UC Davis

Academic Affairs - UC Davis Medal

Mary Jeanne Gilhooly Award | Student Affairs

Veloyce Glenn Winslow Jr. Award | Student Affairs

Social Justice and Inclusion Award | Student Affairs

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research | Undergraduate Research Center


Ceremony dates

Spring commencements

School of Medicine

May 13, 2022 - 10:00 AM (PDT) at Mondavi Center

School of Law

May 14, 2022 - 11:00 AM (PDT) at Mondavi Center

School of Veterinary Medicine

May 27, 2022 - 3:30 PM (PDT) at Mondavi Center

School of Education

June 8, 2022 - 4:00 PM (PDT) at Mondavi Center

School of Nursing

June 9, 2022 - 10:00 AM (PDT) at Mondavi Center

Graduate Studies

June 9, 2022 - 3:00 PM (PDT) at U Center

Graduate School of Management

June 11, 2022 - 3:00 PM (PDT) at U Center

Undergraduate Students

The registration deadline has passed, but late registration is available until May 13.

June 10-12, 2022 - 8:00 AM (PDT) at UC Davis Health Stadium (Davis, CA)
(overflow/indoor seating available at the U Center)

Major assignments by date:

June 10  June 11  June 12


Graduation Celebrations (not commencements)

Guardian Scholars Program Celebration

Thursday May 23, 5 p.m., Student Community Center, MPR

Immigrad Graduation Celebration

Thursday June 9, 12 p.m., Putah Creek Lodge

Virtual Lavender Celebration

Thursday June 9, 6 p.m. via Zoom

Inaugural Pacific Islander Celebration

Friday June 10, 4 p.m. Putah Creek Lodge

Middle Eastern/North African/South Asian (MENASA) Celebration

Friday June 10, 6-8 p.m., ARC Ballrooms

Chicana/o & Latina/o Graduation Celebration

Friday, June 10, 4-6 p.m., U Center

Black Graduation Celebration

Saturday June 11, 3 p.m., Mondavi Center

Filipinx Graduation Celebration

Saturday June 11, 6:30-9 p.m., University Conference Center

Native American Graduation Celebration

Saturday, June 11, 5-7 p.m., Alumni Center

Southeast Asian Graduation Celebration

Sunday, June 12, 1-3 p.m., University Conference Center


Fall commencement

Undergraduate Students

December 10, 2022


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:


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