Please review the FAQs below for answers and information to questions you may have. Questions not addressed below can be directed to commencement@pacific.edu.

Information is subject to change.

How do I participate in the Oct. 10, 2021 Ceremony?

Graduates from the class of 2020 and the class of 2021 need to register to walk at the Pacific Roars Back Homecoming Registration site and complete the event details for the Oct. 10 ceremony.

Is regalia required for the Oct. 10 ceremony?

Yes, regalia must be worn for the ceremony. There has been no change to the regalia design and if you purchased regalia in 2020 or 2021, you may wear it. If you need to purchase regalia you may do so from the Commencement Shopping page. Please place your orders by Sept. 13, 2021 to support timely home delivery and avoid rush charges.

I am graduating from a program based at the Sacramento/San Francisco campus location, how can I find out what my campus program is doing?

Graduates from all of our various school and campus locations are welcome to participate at this consolidated in-person ceremony.  Please also watch for news from the Dean at your school and check back here for updates about any special events planned by your school. All previous 2020 and 2021 graduates are welcome to walk at the ceremony. Those who register to walk in this ceremony may purchase the required regalia from the Commencement Shopping page.

Can family and friends attend this in person commencement ceremony?

Yes! Family and friends are encouraged to join you for Pacific Roars Back Homecoming Activities and Commencement.  Family, friends and other special guests should register at the Pacific Roars Back Homecoming site.

When can I expect my diploma to arrive?

The Registrar’s Office mails diplomas to the address filed with your application to graduate after students are approved to graduate, approximately 12 to 16 weeks after the term ends. If your address changes, it is your responsibility to inform the Office of the Registrar at 209.946.2135 or registrar@pacific.edu.

I qualify for special honors at graduation. Does Pacific provide honor cords?

Departments and programs may provide additional recognition to graduates by distributing honor cords. To learn if your department provides honor cords, please contact the department chair or your professor.

Will the event seating provide for social distancing?

Pacific adheres to state and county public health guidelines for events including requirements for masking, proof of vaccination or proof of negative test results.  Social distancing is encouraged and outdoor seating will be arranged based on current guidance at the time of the event. 

Will tickets be required?

Printed tickets are not required at this time; however, registration is required for all participants and guests.  Please register at the Pacific Roars Back Homecoming Registration site.  Staff working the Commencement event will have rosters of registered participants and guests to support any check-in process required at the time of the event.  If standards change and tickets are required, they will be issued through the Pacific Roars Back weekend check-in process.  

Will proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative test result be required for admission/participation?

Pacific adheres to state and county public health guidelines for events including requirements for proof of vaccination or proof of negative test results. If the ceremony is moved indoors, participants and guests may be required to show proof of vaccination or proof of negative test results 72 hours prior to the event. These requirements are subject to change and updates will be provided at this website and the Pacific Roars Back website.