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Welcome to the UC Davis Community and congratulations to you and your graduate!

Please check the commencement calendar for specific dates and times for the undergraduate and professional school commencements. Doors will open to the public one hour prior to ceremony start.


Spring Commencements are being consolidated into three ceremonies and will be held in the UC Davis Health Stadium on the UC Davis Campus. Students will receive 4 tickets.

Learn more about tickets


Ceremonies are shown live and can be seen after the conclusion of the ceremony.

Watch commencement livestreams

Travel Accommodations

Visit the Yolo County Visitor’s Bureau for accommodations in the area. Please note that accommodations are limited and reservations should be made well in advance. Please allow plenty of time after the ceremony has concluded to travel to restaurant reservations.

Solano County and Sacramento also offer nearby accommodations.

Audience Courtesy and Safety

UC Davis is very proud of the accomplishments of each and every student and we want the ceremony to be a pleasant experience for all. We ask that you respect the rights and feelings of other participants and guests by remaining in your seat until all of the candidates have been recognized and the ceremony has concluded. In consideration of the graduates, speakers, and the safety of all guests, please check the lists below before bringing anything in to the venue:

Permitted Items
  • Purses, Diaper Bags
  • Small camera, binoculars
  • Infant feeding supplies
  • Sealed plastic bottles (20 oz or under)
  • Empty reusable water bottle (20 oz or under)
  • Blankets
  • Seat cushions
  • Food for personal consumption
Prohibited Items
  • Cans, glass or open containers
  • Chairs
  • Umbrellas
  • Hard-Sided Coolers
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Bicycles, skateboards, scooters
  • Animals (except service animals)
  • Artificial noisemakers and musical instruments
  • Weapons
  • Balloons
  • Large Signs (Big Heads)

Any prohibited items found in the venue will be confiscated. Additionally, pagers and cell phones should be turned off or to silent mode during the ceremony. Please consider the safety of others and do not stand in or block the aisles or walkways of the venue. NOTE: Strollers are not prohibited but they are inspected and checked at the door to prevent them from blocking the walk ways. Checked strollers are available for pick up at the Guest Services desk.

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