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You did it! Let's celebrate!

Social distancing may have postponed the official commencement ceremony, but nothing can take your achievement away. Let’s make this occasion count. To help share your joy with friends and family, we’ve planned an online celebration AND assembled this kit of digital goodies and printable party favors.

Four Steps to Fame and Festivity

Here’s a fun four-step process to make the most of this moment — culminating with an online event Friday, June 12.

Step One: Build your profile

Congrats, class of 2020! Create an account on the UC Davis Marching Order website and build your online profile. See the example below. Profiles will display your name and degree, and you will have the option to upload a photo and/or add an inspirational quote or message. It will appear on the online celebration site with your fellow graduates and can be easily downloaded and shared on social media. The deadline to register and submit the profile form is Thursday, May 28.

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Step Two: Break out the decorations

Let’s get the party started! In this Class of 2020 Celebration Kit, we’re giving you a whole bunch of branded downloads and customizable memorabilia you can print or have printed. 

Download Your Celebration Kit Now

Virtual backgrounds

Use our selection of Zoom backgrounds for grads and family members to host your next video call—or virtual house party—with style and pride. 

Didn’t get a chance to pose in front of your favorite Aggie landmark? Make one of our five campus locations the background of your selfie

Handheld props

Add zip to your victory pics. Print these props, cut ‘em out, glue on some cardboard backing with a popsicle stick handle, then pose with visual distinction.  

Handheld photo frames

Steal the scene in any setting with commemorative 24” x 36” photo frames. 

Animated GIFs and Stickers

Give your social some UC Davis flair. To find celebratory reactions and grad related stickers, search for #UCDavisGrad in the GIF section of your social channels. We will be adding more every day.

Lawn signs

Pair your pride with curb appeal. Customize these photographic 36" x 24" lawn signs for UC Davis Grads, Proud Parents and Proud Grandparents. Send them to your local printer, then pick ‘em up and show the neighborhood why the good mood. (You can also print them yourself for a standard photo frame.)  

Step Three: Celebrate and humblebrag all day long 

If you’ve gotta shelter, shelter socially! We want to see how you're celebrating your big moment. 

For Students

Use #UCDavisGrad on your social posts to join the conversation and show the world you’re now an Aggie alum. We might even feature your posts on our Commencement celebration wall and in our UC Davis social channels.

For Parents/Friends/Faculty/Staff/Supporters/Alumni

Show your support for our graduating class in this unprecedented moment by leaving a heartfelt message to the Class of 2020 or to your individual grad. If you’re already active on social media, use #DearUCDavisGrad in your posts so we can help share the love. You can also submit a written message or pre-recorded video. It may be shared on the UC Davis commencement website or social channels.

Step Four: Bask in praise (and give some shoutouts yourself)

Starting Friday, June 12 you can visit the UC Davis MarchingOrders webpage to:

  • Browse and share your fellow grads’ announcements (sure, yours too)
  • See a commemorative Class of 2020 highlight video 
  • Hear inspirational messages from Chancellor May and special guest speakers California Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris, Los Angeles Community College District Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez and NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson.
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