Commencement Guest Information

DAY-OF COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION:

TBD - food & refreshment options on campus, and info on water sales/stations; Parking information, and info on visitors booth and Welcome Center

DUE TO THE COMPLEXITY OF PLANNING THIS YEAR'S NEW COMMENCEMENT FORMAT, INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

ADMISSION TO THE CEREMONY/TICKET INFORMATION:

UC Davis students, faculty, family and friends of graduates are welcome to attend commencement ceremonies as space allows. 

  • Tickets are REQUIRED for each guest (except infants and toddlers under the age of 2 years). 
  • Tickets are issued only and directly to the graduates.
  • Ticket allocation is predetermined based on the anticipated graduate attendance for each ceremony. Likewise, the amount of extra tickets available (if any) for distribution cannot be determined until after the close of registration. Extra tickets can be requested by the graduate when registering for commencement. 
  • University policy prohibits the selling of commencement tickets for money or for any commercial value. Violation will result in referral to Student Judicial Affairs.
  • For those without tickets, there is an overflow area: TBD
  • For those who cannot make it to campus, all ceremonies are shown live (through the commencement homepage) and on-demand at Commencement Archives.

PHOTOGRAPHY:

Photos taken by family or friends will be permitted from their seats or from the designated photo areas available during the ceremony. Tripods will NOT be allowed into any of our commencement venues. Photos may be taken outside of the venues after the ceremony.

 COMING SOON: Official commencement photographer information.

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Out of town guests are encouraged to make reservations for accommodations early as commencement events mean more people will also be visiting the area. Make reservations early, especially if you prefer to be in Davis, as local hotels will fill up fast. Check the sampling of local hotels in and around Davis (Yolo County) as a place to start. 

City of Davis

Yolo County Visitors’ Bureau

Solano County Visitor Bureaus (also, see City of Dixon)

Sacramento (City and County)

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS FOR GRADUATES:

Students should indicate any special needs at the time of registration, or by contacting their school's commencement representative.

DUE TO THE COMPLEXITY OF PLANNING THIS YEAR'S NEW COMMENCEMENT FORMAT, INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS FOR GUESTS:

  • There are reserved limited mobility sections in TBD.  All seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Sign Language/Closed Captioning TBD.
  • UC Davis does not provide wheelchairs.

SHUTTLE ACCOMMODATIONS - GUESTS AND GRADUATES:

TBD