Getting Ready


Sign Up for
the Degree List

When registering for your last semester on CalCentral, 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

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 miss the Monday, November 21 program deadline, you are still welcome to walk, but your name will not be included in the printed program. Graduate ticket registration will open in November.


Get Your Cap, Gown, and More

Purchase your academic regalia, announcements, and other graduation items at the Cal Student Store. Berkeley does not provide cords; check with your department and student groups to see if they provide them. 

photo of a happy graduate