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Warren College Commencement

2020 Commencement Ceremony

Warren College's Commencement Ceremony will be held on June 13, 2020 at 1:30pm on RIMAC Field.

Applying for Graduation

Graduation is when a student has completed all requirements and their degree has been officially posted to their academic record. Students must file a Degree and Diploma Application (DDA) to initiate this process.

Students must file a Degree and Diploma Application (DDA) by May 1 at if you would like your name to be listed in the commencement program.

Commencement is the annual ceremony in which any student with senior standing (135 units) may choose to participate. Participation does not constitute official graduation from the University.

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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 Newsletters:

Events for Graduating Seniors

The Real World: Money Matters
Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Chancellor's Complex

Graduate Fair
Date: May 7-9, 2019
Time:  10am-5:30 pm
Where: UC San Diego Bookstore, 2nd Floor

Grad Night at the Bookstore
When: May 8, 2019
Time:  6pm-9pm
Where: UC San Diego Bookstore

Warren Senior Series: Ribbon Lei Making
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: 4:00-6:00 pm
Location: Warren Student Lounge (EBU3B)

Warren Senior Series: Cap Decorating
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm
Location: Warren Student Lounge (EBU3B)

Real World: Leveraging Your Strengths
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Time: 5:00-7:00 pm
Location: Horizon Room, UC San Diego Career Center

Cap and Gown Information

Regalia is required at all Commencement 2020 ceremonies. Regalia will be available for purchase at the UC San Diego Bookstore beginning in March. Please contact the bookstore Customer Service Department at (858) 534-7326 for additional information.

Warren College Commencement Stoles

Warren College Student Council sells stoles for graduating seniors annually to benefit the Warren College Student Council Leadership Scholarship and Ben Sumner Scholarship.  

2019 Stoles and Graduating Senior Apparel 

Purchase YOUR Warren College stole and Warren College apparel from our online store 

Purchases must be made online; stoles will not be shipped, and must be picked up in person during one of the Warren College Student Council distribution times:

  • Wednesday, May 15 - 11:00 am-2:00 pm, Warren Student Lounge (EBU3B)
  • Thursday, May 16 - 12:30-3:30 pm, Warren Student Lounge (EBU3B)
  • Thursday, May 16 - 4:00-6:00 pm, Warren Student Lounge (EBU3B)
  • Friday, May 17 - 1:00-4:00 pm, Warren Student Lounge (EBU3B)
  • Wednesday, May 29 - 2:00-4:00 pm, Warren Student Lounge (EBU3B)
  • Tuesday, June 4 - 12:30-2:30 pm, Warren Mall (Near the Warren Administration Building)
  • Thursday, June 6 - 12:30-2:30 pm, Warren Student Lounge (EBU3B)

Be sure to bring your receipt (or electronic confirmation) and your UCSD student ID with you for pick-up. 

If you have any questions, please contact

Transportation and Security

Transportation and parking will be impacted beginning Friday evening, June 12, due to Commencement 2020 ceremonies and move-out activities. Plan to arrive between one to two hours prior to the start of Warren's ceremony to allow ample time to park and walk or shuttle, where offered, to RIMAC Field or RIMAC Arena. Keep in mind, traffic will be heavy leaving campus after the ceremonies as well. Please allow for one to two hours to depart.

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Event attendees who have an accessibility need will be allowed to park in Hopkins Parking Structure. Please enter the campus from Campus Point Drive off of Genesee Avenue and follow the direction of the parking attendants. 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 RIMAC Field or RIMAC Arena.

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