Warren College Commencement

2017 Commencement Ceremony

Warren College's Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 2:30pm on RIMAC Field.

Events for Seniors

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question about commencement or graduation? See our FAQs link or contact us.

All Campus Commencement

UC San Diego is reviving a time-honored tradition to celebrate and unify all graduates together.  A campuswide commencement featuring an internationally-renowned speaker will be held in tandem with the undergraduate and graduate school ceremonies. We invite all graduates, families and friends to attend both ceremonies to fully experience the pomp and circumstance, and joy and pride, that marks one of the most memorable times in a student’s life. This two-part celebration will include the 90-minute All Campus Commencement during which Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla will officially confer degrees by academic division upon graduates gathered as one student body on RIMAC Field. In addition, the six undergraduate colleges, Graduate Division and professional schools will host personalized Graduation Ceremonies for their students, where graduates will be recognized by name as they walk across the stage. We can’t wait to celebrate with you! Learn more at commencement.ucsd.edu.

Cap & Gown Pick-Up

Pick up your Cap and Gown on the first floor of the UCSD Bookstore during regular Bookstore business hours. For more information on pick-up and pricing, go here. For details on commencement package options, visit the UC San Diego Bookstore website.

After the ceremony, boxes for gown drop off will be available at RIMAC field. Remember to take your cap and tassel; they are your souvenirs of the day!

Commencement Stoles

Warren College Student Council will sell Warren commencement stoles and Warren alumni T-shirts.  The date of availability will be announced soon for 2017.  Images, sizes, pricing, and distribution information is available on the website. If you have questions, contact WCSC at wcscexternal@gmail.com

Warren College Student Council sells Warren College merchandise as a fundraiser for Warren College scholarships. Your purchase helps to provide funding for continuing students.


Applying for Graduation

Information on filing for graduation can be found on the Academic Advising website. Please note that graduation and commencement are two distinct terms:

  • Graduation is the term used to describe when a student has completed all requirements and his/her degree has been officially posted to the academic record.
  • Commencement is the annual ceremony in which eligible students participate. Participation in the commencement ceremony does not constitute official graduation from the University.

To participate in the Warren College commencement ceremony, you must have at least 135 units completed.  Degree and Diploma Applications (DDAs) must be filed by the deadline if you would like your name to be listed in the commencement program.

Flowers for Graduates


Parking for commencement is free and plentiful, but heavy traffic is expected. Check back closer to the date of the ceremony for updated parking information.

Special Accommodations for Disabilities

If you need to request special accommodations, please contact us at 858-534-1709 or email warrencollege@ucsd.edu.  If you need handicapped parking, notify the parking attendant when you arrive on campus. You will be directed to the nearest available lot. Shuttles are available to take disabled guests from the parking areas to the field. We are unable to reserve seating for guests.

Please Note: Service animals specifically trained to assist a person with a disability are welcome.  No other animals are allowed.

Helpful Links

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Commencement Ceremony


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