Warren College Commencement

Commencement Ceremony

Warren College's Commencement Ceremony will be held on the weekend of June 16-17, 2018 on RIMAC Field.  The exact date and time will be announced soon.

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

Stoles are $25, shirts are $10, and both will be $30 together, CASH or CHECK only! Sales are final and please bring EXACT CHANGE.

Purchases can be made at the Warren College Commuter Lounge at the end of Warren Mall on:

•    Wednesday, June 7: 10am-12pm, 1-2:30pm
•    Thursday, June 8: 1-3:30pm
•    Friday, June 9: 10-11:30am

If you or students have any questions, please contact Snehith Maddula at wcscexternal@gmail.com.


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


An All Campus Commencement parking pass for Saturday, June 17, is required to park on campus, at the gliderport or at neighboring businesses.

- Parking passes will be assigned as part of the online commencement registration process.
- Parking passes will be distributed at the UC San Diego Bookstore between May 22 and June 2, during ticket and regalia pickup.
- Most campus parking lots will be reserved for event parking and will require the correct event parking pass for access.

Parking will be preassigned to Torrey Pines Scenic Drive (commonly called the gliderport), elsewhere on campus or at Qualcomm Stadium.

- Torrey Pines Scenic Drive: The lot is unpaved with uneven terrain. Please plan accordingly. Approximate walking time to RIMAC Field: 15–30 minutes.
- Qualcomm Stadium: Complimentary buses will be available for a comfortable ride directly to RIMAC Field. Check your parking pass for lot hours and bus schedule.

Warren College Commencement Parking

Guests who are attending only Warren College's Commencement (not the All Campus Commencement) can park without a parking pass after 1 p.m. Please follow the signs and directions to the best available parking when you arrive.

For more information visit: http://transportation.ucsd.edu/parking/commencement.html

Special Accommodations for Disabilities

Event attendees who have an officially issued handicap placard or license plate will be allowed to park in Hopkins Parking Structure. Please enter the campus from Campus Point Drive and follow parking attendants’ directions. Motorized cart service will be available for individuals requiring assistance and one guest. Able-bodied guests will be asked to walk and meet their party at the entrance to RIMAC Field nearby.

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

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