Day-of Information for Graduates

– Graduate caps, gowns, and other regalia are available at the Cal Student Store.

– Graduating seniors do NOT need a ticket for the ceremony.

– All guests 2 years of age and older must have a ticket. See Day-of Information for Guests for a link to purchase tickets.

– Unless the commencement sells out, tickets will be available for purchase at the Greek Theatre box office on the day of the ceremony.

– Doors open at 8:00 A.M. Graduates should arrive backstage by 8:30 A.M.

– All participating graduates MUST FILL OUT A NAME CARD upon arrival at the theatre so that their names can be read aloud, and correctly, at the podium.

– All graduates must be lined up behind the sign for their major by 8:45 A.M.

– Departmental Citation winners should report to staff backstage by 8:30 (look for the STAFF badges) so they can be placed at the head of the line for their major.

– Graduates will be seated with their major groups.

– Please be alert for additional announcements over the loudspeakers backstage prior to the ceremony.

– Champagne reception begins after the ceremony, at approximately 11:00 a.m. at the Campanile Esplanade, a short walk from the Greek Theatre.

– For additional information important to you and your guests, please read “Day-of Information for Guests” and “Graduating Seniors: Register for the Ceremony”.