2019 commencement schedule announced with new ticketing requirement

The 2019 commencement schedule has been released and can be found at http://commencement.ucsc.edu.  

Commencement weekend is an exciting celebration for our students and their friends and family. We must also ensure it is accessible and safe for all patrons. Fourteen separate events are hosted in two major campus venues over a three-day period. These 14 events include one graduate and ten undergraduate degree-conferring ceremonies, and three very large scale departmental celebrations.

Due to maximum seating capacity at one of the commencement venues and overall limitations in parking availability, transit and time duration between each event, for the first time ever we are utilizing ticketing for each of the ceremonies. Doing so will assist participants in knowing they will have a seat from which to participate and will enable us to ensure guests for the subsequent ceremony will have a place to park and time to arrive for their graduate's ceremony.  

Each graduate will receive 6 tickets to distribute to their family and friends for attendance, as well as 2 parking permits. Guests who do not possess a ticket will not be permitted entrance into any ceremony. Drivers of vehicles that do not possess a parking pass will not be permitted to park.

The campus will live-stream each of the 14 commencement ceremonies/celebrations so that individuals who are unable to travel or participate in person will have a front row seat from virtually anywhere in the world. 

More information on ticketing and registration will be released in the coming weeks. 

Questions about commencement can be directed to commencement@ucsc.edu.