You did it! Let's celebrate!
Congratulations, Class of 2020! Social distancing may have postponed the official commencement ceremony, but nothing can take your achievement away. To help share the occasion with friends and family, we’ve planned an online celebration. The festivities begin Friday, June 12!
Attend the watch party
At 6 p.m. on June 12, the Graduation Watch Party gets started. Join your fellow grads online in real time, starting with the Spring 2020 Online Graduation Celebration page, then engaging everyone on social media. Share your favorites, send your shout outs and post party pics* using #UCDavisGrad.
Download your Celebration Kit
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 just for the occasion.
Add Commencement to your social media
All this week on social media, follow the conversation and spread the love with #UCDavisGrad. We might even feature your posts on our commencement celebration wall.
In fact, we’re giving you some links here to make the most of your social engagement.
- Graduate-themed commencement stickers on Giphy
- Commencement Snapchat Filters (zip file download)
- Interactive Instagram Filter
Supporters of grads can use #DearUCDavisGrad on social media. Due to the high volume of messages received, not every message has been entered yet. Please check back soon!
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.
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.
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.)
Celebrate your achievement
Class of 2020, we’re celebrating the accomplishments of all 8,998 of you. This Spring 2020 Online Graduation Celebration is a custom roll call paired with celebratory photos and videos uploaded by your fellow classmates and their families. Enjoy well wishes from Chancellor May and special guest speakers including:
- California Governor Gavin Newsom
- UC President Janet Napolitano
- California Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris
- Los Angeles Community College District Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez
- NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson
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.
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.