Welcome to the UC Davis Community and congratulations to you and your graduate!
Please check the commencement calendar for specific dates and times for the undergraduate and professional school commencements. Doors will open to the public one hour prior to ceremony start.
Tickets are required to access all commencement ceremonies (with the exception of Graduate Studies). Ceremonies held in the Pavilion require tickets for all guests except children under 2 years old.
Ceremonies are shown live and can be seen after the conclusion of the ceremony at
Visit the for accommodations in the area. Please note that accommodations are limited and reservations should be made well in advance. Please allow plenty of time after the ceremony has concluded to travel to restaurant reservations.
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Audience Courtesy and Safety
UC Davis is very proud of the accomplishments of each and every student and we want the ceremony to be a pleasant experience for all. We ask that you respect the rights and feelings of other participants and guests by remaining in your seat until all of the candidates have been recognized and the ceremony has concluded. In consideration of the graduates, speakers, and the safety of all guests, the following items are prohibited:
- Air horns, beach balls or other distracting items
- Banners and signs
- Tobacco products
- Illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia
- Weapons of any kind including firearms and knives
- Drones (UAS - Unmanned Aircraft Systems) or other model aircraft
- Animals except for service dogs ()
- Monopods allowed only in Pavilion
Any prohibited items found in the venue will be confiscated. Additionally, pagers and cell phones should be turned off or to silent mode during the ceremony. Please consider the safety of others and do not stand in or block the aisles or walkways of the venue. NOTE: Strollers are not prohibited but they are inspected and checked at the door to prevent them from blocking the walk ways. Checked strollers are available for pick up at the Guest Services desk.
UC Davis promotes an environment where all feel welcome and respected. We observe the following: