Department Graduations

Getting Ready

1

Sign Up for
the Degree List

When registering for your last semester on Tele-BEARS, add yourself to the term (spring, summer, or fall) in which you expect to complete all of your degree requirements. This degree list tells university officials that you are ready to graduate and in the process of completing your final courses.

photo of a happy graduate
photo of a happy graduate
2

Get Registered, Listed, and Ticketed for Commencement

Registering for your complimentary grad ticket also signs you up to walk in the campuswide commencement celebration. If you missed the Friday, April 15 program deadline, you are still welcome to walk, but your name will not be included in the printed program. Graduates must register by April 30 — no exceptions.

3

Get Your Cap, Gown, and More

Purchase your academic regalia, announcements, and other graduation items at the Grad Fair (March 30–April 1), or the Cal Student Store. Berkeley does not provide cords; check with your department and student groups to see if they provide them. You can also get your alumni association membership and other helpful materials at the Grad Fair. Check out the Graduation Gown Lending Project if you need financial assistance purchasing graduation regalia. (Please note that this program is only accepting applications April 3–18.)

photo of a happy graduate