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Commencement 2013

Family and friends at 2011 UC San Diego graduation ceremony

At UC San Diego we recognize the significant milestone graduation marks in a student's life.  In addition to your commencement ceremony, you're invited to attend the annual All Campus Graduation Celebration, which provides all undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to celebrate with friends outside the bounds of their college or academic school.


This year's Commencement ceremonies will take place Saturday, June 15, 2013 and Sunday, June 16, 2013. 

Friday, June 14, 2013 - All Campus Graduation Celebration

Saturday, June 15, 2013

  • 8:00 a.m. - Thurgood Marshall College
  • 10:30 a.m. - Graduate Studies (arena)
  • 1:00 p.m. - Sixth College
  • 5:00 p.m. - John Muir College

Sunday, June 16, 2013

  • 8:00 a.m. - Earl Warren College
  • 10:30 a.m. - International Relations & Pacific Studies (arena)
  • 1:00 p.m. - Revelle College
  • 5:00 p.m. - Eleanor Roosevelt College

For more information, please visit http://commencement.ucsd.edu.

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Parents and Family Members with Disabilities

Planning ahead for physical access to Commencement ceremonies for parents and family members with disabilities is important! UC San Diego welcomes families and friends who have disabilities, and provides an opportunity to make requests in advance for modifications.

  • Parents and family members who have a disability and a parking placard are encouraged to park in the Hopkins Parking Structure. See the UCSD Campus Map for directions.
  • The university will be providing transportation to/from the Hopkins Parking Structure for those attending commencement with a disability.
  • If anyone in your family needs additional accommodations, including reserved seating for family members who are deaf or hard of hearing, contact commencement@ucsd.edu. Be sure to indicate your student's College.

All Campus Graduation Ceremony (ACGC)

The All Campus Graduation Celebration (ACGC) provides undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to celebrate graduation with their friends outside of the bounds of their college or academic school. Held on RIMAC field, ACGC is a fun, informal (no caps and gowns) tradition featuring food, beer and wine, entertainment, and a short program of speakers.

ACGC will take place the evening of Friday, June 14. For more information, including ticket information see the Senior Spring website, which will be updated Spring Quarter.

Rent The Loft for Your Commencement Celebrations

The Loft at UCSDTo celebrate your student’s commencement, plan an event at The Loft! If your taste is a brunch, lunch, or a party with family and friends, The Loft, with the flavor of Zanzibar Cafe, is the perfect venue to design your own graduation experience.

Please contact Elizabeth Link, The Loft Manager, via email at elink@ucsd.edu or by calling (858) 822-4532 for the special UCSD Commencement rental rate.

For more about The Loft, visit the website.

Ordering Announcements, Cap/Gown, and Other Graduating Senior Memorabilia

To find the most up-to-date information on ordering announcements, cap and gown, class rings, or diploma frames for your graduating student, be sure to check out the Bookstore Graduation Shop website.

Travel/ Hotel Information

Families are encouraged to make travel plans, hotel arrangements, and car rental reservations early. Approximately 4,000 undergraduate students graduate from UC San Diego each year, and therefore hotels in the area reach occupancy quickly.

Reserve your hotel

Bartell Hotels

UC San Diego Parent & Family Programs has partnered with Bartell Hotels to offer parents, students, families, alumni, and friends reduced hotel rates at some of the finest properties in San Diego. Every time you stay at one of the Bartell Hotels’ seven distinguished properties, they will donate a percentage of that total room cost to support student scholarships at UC San Diego and promote university events.

To take advantage of these special rates and make a reservation for your family, call (800) 345-9995 or visit tritonfamilydestinations.com.

Sheraton La Jolla Hotel 1 minute from UCSD
The Dana on Mission Bay 10 minutes from UCSD
Days Hotel – Hotel Circle / SeaWorld 13 minutes from UCSD
Pacific Terrace Hotel 14 minutes from UCSD
Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside 17 minutes from UCSD
Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites 19 minutes from UCSD
Best Western Plus Island Palms 20 minutes from UCSD

At Bartell Hotels, we know that a quality education opens many doors. That’s why we’re opening our doors and contributing to UCSD Parent & Family Programs every time you visit.

Island Palms Hotel & Marina, Bartell Hotels Pacific Terrace Hotel, Bartell Hotels Sheraton La Jolla, Bartell Hotels

Contact Us

Parent & Family Programs
(858) 534-7273
parents@ucsd.edu