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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

commencement celebration kit uc davis

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.

Download Your Celebration Kit Now

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.

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!

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

commencement lawn signs uc davis

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 

You can download the Commencement Program. The celebration site launches at 8 a.m. June 12.

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. 

License & Release: I understand that photograph(s) of me or video or audio recording(s) of me (collectively, “Content”) submitted to employees or third party contractors of The Regents of the University of California (hereinafter “University”) may be used in connection with the University's virtual graduation ceremonies.  Such Content may be hosted by third party contractors and then disseminated to the general public as part of the University's virtual graduation ceremonies.  I hereby provide this license to, and irrevocably authorize, the University and its third party contractors to copy, exhibit, publish, display, archive, or distribute any and all such Content containing my voice, image, or likeness in any type of media or format for purposes of hosting and publicizing the University’s virtual graduation ceremonies or for any other lawful purpose. In addition, I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product or website wherein my voice, image, or likeness appears.  I hereby hold harmless and release and forever discharge the University, its employees, and its third party contractors from all claims, demands and causes of action which I, my heirs, representatives, executors, administrators or any other persons acting on my behalf or on behalf of my estate have or may have by reason of this authorization.