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UC San Diego Commencement


Eleanor College Commencement

2020 Commencement Ceremony


A virtual ceremony will take place on June 13, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. (PDT).  All students wishing to participate and be recognized in the virtual commencement must register—even if you had previously registered for the in-person commencement. 

While Commencement 2020 will not be in person this June, your tremendous accomplishment must be celebrated—now, virtually, and again, in person, when it is safe to gather. To this end, we have partnered with campus leadership to create a special virtual ceremony that celebrates our Eleanor Roosevelt College graduates on June 13. This does not replace the traditional in-person ceremonies that will be held at later, yet-to-be-determined dates.



Any student wishing to participate in the June commencement ceremony must have completed 135 units by the end of the Winter Quarter. Participation in the commencement ceremony does not constitute official graduation from the university.



Register today to participate in Virtual Commencement 2020, receive a commemorative mortarboard and tassel, and stay informed about future plans. To receive your commemorative gift and have your name recognized at Virtual Commencement, please register by May 26.

Candidates who register by May 26 will have their name recognized during the ceremony and will receive a commemorative mortarboard and tassel prior to the June 13 event.

Ordering Regalia

Regalia is not required to participate in the ceremony; however, we encourage you to visit the UC San Diego Bookstore to purchase traditional attire or keepsakes for your graduation photos or memories. Orders must be received by Friday, May 15, to arrive in time for Virtual Commencement 2020. Please note: If you have already purchased regalia or commencement items, the UC San Diego Bookstore will automatically cancel and refund all preorders for Grad Pack bundles to the original method of payment. If you wish to order additional regalia, you must place a new order.

ERC Stoles

ERC stoles are finally here. We are excited to announce that seniors may select one of two options for this year's ERC stole: gold & blue stole to reflect the colors of the University or white & blue stole to reflect the colors of the College.

You may view and purchase ERC stoles at Stoles should be purchased by Friday, May 15 to arrive in time for Virtual Commencement 2020. The Shopify account will remain open until stoles sell out. The price of this year's stoles is $15 plus shipping & handling. A portion of the stole's cost was subsidized by the Student Council of ERC.

Memories of ERC

As part of the Virtual Commencement Ceremony, we are working on creating a short video to show our ERC pride! We need photographs, videos, memories from our seniors. If you would like to contribute to our media collection, please submit your files to ERC Commencement Media Folder. The deadline to participate is Friday, May 15.