UC Santa Barbara Commencement 2016

Chancellor Yang addresses the Commencement audience. View of the graduating class seated at commencemenet. Three graduating men give the 'hang loose' sign. A graduate poses for a photo with his family. Looking down on the Commencement ceremony from high above.

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

College of Creative Studies: Sunday, June 5, 2016
Bren School of Environmental Science and Management: Friday, June 10, 2016
Commencement Weekend: Saturday, June 11, 2016 and Sunday, June 12, 2016

For a full list of the 2016 Commencement schedule please click here.


Undergraduate Registration

Step 1: Declare Candidacy on GOLD
Declare candidacy on GOLD to receive an official degree from UC Santa Barbara.

Step 2: Confirm a reservation in a Commencement ceremony

  • Commencement Pass Ⅰ
    February 22, 2016 - April 8, 2016
    Seniors with at least 164 units completed or in progress during the winter 2016 quarter are eligible to make a reservation for the spring Commencement ceremony assigned to their major on GOLD.
  • Commencement Pass Ⅱ
    April 11, 2016 - May 20, 2016
    Seniors with at least 164 units completed or in progress during the spring 2016 quarter are eligible to make a reservation for any open spring Commencement ceremony on GOLD.

    Note: During Pass 2, eligible undergraduates may make a reservation in any open and available ceremony, regardless of major.

Graduate Registration

Doctoral and Master's degree candidates must register by Friday, May 6, 2016. For more information about participating in the Graduate Division Commencement, please visit http://graddiv.ucsb.edu/commencement.



hashtag for commencement The official hashtag of 2016 Commencement is #UCSB2016.
Join us on social media to celebrate and congratulate our graduates.



If you have questions regarding Commencement, contact the Commencement Hotline at (805) 893-8289 or email Commencement@ia.ucsb.edu.