Students must apply to graduate with the Office of the University Registrar in order to officially graduate from UC Davis. Filing to graduate is necessary for your degree to be awarded and to get your diploma. If you have questions about your degree requirements or eligibility to graduate, see an advisor in the office of your College Dean.
Manage how your public information is shared. If you have designated your student record as All Records Confidential, meaning that you have withheld all information about yourself from public disclosure by the university, your name will not appear in the College Commencement Program. If you have this designation and would like your name to be published in the College Commencement Program, please contact the Office of Ceremonies and Special Events.
Verify how your name will appear on your diploma
Your current legal name, as it is on file with the Office of the University Registrar, will appear on your diploma. If your legal name has changed or is misspelled, visit the Office of the University Registrar page to request changes.
Please note: This is the only option for updating your academic record.
How will your name appear in the Commencement Program?
Your current legal name, as it is on file with the Office of the University Registrar, will appear in the College Commencement Program. If you would like your Preferred Name and/or Name In Use printed, please contact Ceremonies and Special Events.
The in-person ceremony for Spring 2020 has been postponed, however, you may still update your name to be used for the electronic program that is being created for the online celebration. Be sure to indicate your major, student ID, legal name and Preferred Name and/or Name In Use in the description area. The deadline for name updates is for the electronic program is May 28, 2020.
Changes requested after this date may not be reflected in the electronic program.
Please see the Office of the University Registrar for details about diplomas listed under Academic Records as well as updates on the processing and shipping timing.