All undergraduate college commencement ceremonies will be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, 2015 on the RIMAC Field. The Provosts from all six colleges meet in early winter quarter to discuss the dates and times for each college. Please check back with us closer to February 2015 for more details.
Interested in being the 2015 Student Commencement Speaker? You can access details on how to apply and the application itself by downloading this .pdf file Commencement Speaker Application 2015 All applications are due no later than 4:00pm on Monday, February 2, 2015 at the front desk of the ERC Student Affairs Office.
If you want your name printed in the ERC Commencement Booklet you must submit your DDA, or at least indicate whether or not you want your name included in the booklet BEFORE May 1, 2015.
*If you will not be completing your courses by the end of Spring 2015, indicating whether or not you want your name included in the program may be as far as you can proceed- you will have to return at a later time to finish and file your DDA in order to officially graduate from UCSD (refer to details about filing for your degree on the UCSD Filing for your Undergraduate Degree Page or for specific questions contact ERC Academic Advising through the VAC (Virtual Advising Center)*
From Monday May 4, 2015 – until Friday May 8, 2015 you will be able to come up to the ERC Student Affairs Office to verify that your name is spelled correctly. After May 8, 2015 NO CHANGES will be permitted.
*If you are not finishing your courses until Fall 2015 your name may not be printed in this year’s program, even though you are permitted to participate in the ceremony. If this is the case, your name will be included in the program for 2016 if you indicated your desire to have it included. You can contact the office June 2016 if you would like a copy of the program and one will be mailed to you.*
For Students and Guests who Need Special Accommodations:
At all its commencement ceremonies, UC San Diego accommodates disabled individuals in these ways:
Wheelchair seating: the end chair in each row can be moved to fit a wheelchair. Please ask a security or production individual (yellow jackets) for help removing chairs. All seats are available on a first come-first served basis. UCSD does not provide rental wheelchairs. We recommend students contact a local hospital supply company if a rental is required.
Sun sensitivity: two 40’ canopied tents, one on each side of the general seating sections, accommodate those with sun sensitivity. Seats are available on a first come-first served basis. It is STRONGLY suggested parties needing this seating arrive at least 2 hours prior to the ceremony, which is when guests begin arriving.
American Sign Language interpreters will be on stage throughout the ceremony.
Disabled parking is available (for those with diasabled parking permits) at the Hopkins Parking Structure (http://act.ucsd.edu/maps/)
ADA carts assigned for those with wheelchair needs and walking impairments. For those who cannot walk the distance from the street to the mid-field (200 yards on grass), the ADA cart can drop off your guests near the stage area. Alert the ADA cart driver of the walking impairment. The guest must walk from the drop-off point to the guest-seating area. Shuttle wait is between 1 and 15 minutes. We advise wearing flat shoes as RIMAC Field is a grassy field.
NOTE: All seating is first come-first served, it is STRONGLY suggested that those wishing to best avail themselves of these disabled seating accommodations arrive as early as an hour to 2 hours before the ceremony begins.
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Please Note: 'No Dogs on the field':
Please Note: Flats or low-heeled shoes are recommended for walking on RIMAC Field
If you have a family member or guest who will be traveling from another country in order to attend your commencement ceremony they may need proof that you are graduating and that is the reason for the Visa Application. The Student Affairs Office can supply you with a letter written and signed by the Dean stating that you are indeed completing your degree and will be participating in a commencement ceremony.
Please send in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating the following information:
You will be notified by email when the letters are complete and when you can pick them up from our office. You will be responsible for mailing the letter to your family member - our office will NOT send the letter internationally to your guest.