The staff and faculty of American Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies Field Major (ISF), Media Studies, and Religious Studies are excited to welcome you to the UGIS Commencement Ceremony to be held Wednesday, May 22, 2019, from 9-11AM, in the William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre. Immediately after the ceremony, there will be a UGIS Commencement champagne reception for graduates and their guests at the Campanile Esplanade (see map here).

You can register online for the UGIS Commencement Ceremony if you graduated in fall 2018, or plan to graduate in spring, summer, or fall 2019. To register, please click here to fill out our Exit Survey and Commencement Registration Form. Please note that the exit survey portion is confidential.


Note: Participation in this or any commencement ceremony does not guarantee that you will officially graduate and receive your Bachelor’s Degree. Please note that participating in the commencement ceremony or “walking” is not the same as graduating (the official awarding of your B.A. degree). To graduate, your Expected Graduation Term (EGT) as listed on your Cal Central dashboard will need to be Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019, or Fall 2019, AND you will need to have completed all graduation requirements (university, college, campus, and major). Please check your Academic Progress Report (APR) on your Cal Central Dashboard to be sure that you will have completed ALL requirements by the time you graduate. Note that you may participate in the ceremony on May 22nd, yet not officially graduate till the end of the summer or fall semesters of 2019.

For day-of information for students, please follow this link:

For day-of information for guests, please follow this link:

UGIS Commencement Ceremony 2019 Program


Cognitive Science Students: Cognitive Science will have its own commencement ceremony, beginning Spring 2017. Please follow this link for information regarding your commencement: