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Ceremonies and Events

In addition to the All-University Commencement ceremony, each school or college within the University has a unique Diploma and Hooding Ceremony where the diplomas and academic hoods are bestowed on the graduates. Please read below for the timing and locations of these special events.

Friday, May 10
Pre-Commencement Special Events

Faith Davies All-University
Leadership Awards
11:00 A.M.
DeRosa University Center Ballroom

Interfaith Baccalaureate Ceremony
4:00 P.M.
Morris Chapel

Graduation Reception
5:00 P.M.
Knoles Lawn

Saturday, May 11
Commencement Ceremony and
Diploma and Hooding Ceremonies

All-University Commencement Ceremony
9:00 A.M.

Alex G. Spanos Center
Graduates and Faculty assemble at 8:00 A.M. on the south side of South Campus Gym.
*Please refrain from bringing any air horns, noise makers, balloons or whistles to any Commencement Ceremony.
**Bag searches may be required for entrance to ceremonies.


Diploma and Hooding Ceremonies
Click on your graduating student's School/College below for event details.

COP Graduation Conservatory Commencement Dugoni Graduation
College of the Pacific &
School of International Studies
Conservatory of Music Dugoni School of Dentistry
Saturday, May 11 at 1:00 P.M.
Alex G. Spanos Center


Saturday, May 11 at 4:00 P.M.
Faye Spanos Concert Hall

Sunday, June 16 at 2:00 P.M.
The Masonic
1111 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Eberhardt Commencement Education Graduation McGeorge Commencement
Eberhardt School of Business Gladys L. Benerd School of Education McGeorge School of Law
Saturday, May 11 at 1:00 P.M. 
Knoles Lawn

Saturday, May 11 at 5:00 P.M.
Alex G. Spanos Center

Saturday, May 18 at 2:00 P.M.
Memorial Auditorium
1515 J. Street, Sacramento, CA  95814
SOECS Commencement Pharmacy Graduation UC 2018
School of Engineering and 
Computer Sciences
 Thomas J. Long School of 
Pharmacy and Health Sciences

University College
 Saturday, May 11 at 4:00 P.M.
Knoles Lawn
Saturday, May 18 at 9:00 A.M.
Alex G. Spanos Center
Saturday, May 11 at 12:30 P.M.
Faye Spanos Concert Hall