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We know you may have specific questions related to commencement right now. To help address those questions, we've developed a list of frequently asked questions. We encourage you to check this FAQ often, as it may update frequently.


Will there be a Fall 2020 Commencement?

What is an Online Celebration?

The UC Davis online graduation celebration will recognize and honor the 2020 UC Davis Fall undergraduates.

Do I still need to register for the Online Celebration?

Yes. Links will be sent to eligible seniors (based on units completed) and will be posted at the commencement homepage. By registering, you are giving your permission for UC Davis to include your name, major, degree, and/or photo on a public, online platform.

What is the deadline to register for the Online Celebration?

Log onto the Marching Order website and create your online commencement profile no later than 11:59 p.m., Friday, December 4, 2020.


When does Regalia ordering for the Online Celebration begin?

Rental gowns will not be available for the online celebration. You may purchase a UC Davis “Keepsake” gown, cap and tassel and have those items shipped to your home address.  

*Please Note: UCD regalia will be required if you plan to participate in the postponed in-person ceremony. UC Davis “Keepsake” gowns and UC Davis rental gowns will be permitted.

Find options for ordering regalia for the online celebration

Can I use my regalia for the Online Celebration and Ceremony?

If you purchased the official UC Davis regalia for the virtual celebration, you may wear this at your rescheduled commencement ceremony. 

Are commencement souvenirs still available?

You can purchase commencement souvenirs via the UC Davis Store.


Will my family and friends receive a refund for travel?

Please work directly with your airline, hotel and other travel companies in regards to their refund, credit and reimbursement policies. 

Are tickets required for the Online Celebration?

No tickets will be required, but you will need to register for the celebration no later than 11:59 p.m., Friday, December 4, 2020. You will receive additional information on participating in the virtual celebration. We invite you to share this momentous occasion with all of your friends and family members.  


How do I receive my diploma? What will be my official graduation date?

Graduation dates and diplomas are handled by the Office of the University Registrar (OUR). The Registrar Office is still operating remotely and all dates listed on their website are still in effect.

What about the other campus community celebrations?

Due to the Governor’s shelter-in-place order with no deadline, there will not be any in-person celebrations on- nor off-campus. Any community celebrations (or other online recognition) will be managed individually by their departments and organizations.