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Graduate Division Commencement Ceremony

Fall Commencement Ceremony, December 15, 2023

Fall 2023 Commencement Schedule:

Graduate Division
Friday, December 15, 2023

The Merced Theatre
Candidate Check-In: 4:30pm
Ceremony will begin at 6:00pm



Fall 2023 Graduate Candidates

Master's and doctoral degree candidates graduating as part of the Fall 2023 class are able to participate in the Graduate Division Commencement Ceremony. PhD candidates will be hooded by their faculty advisor as part of the Commencement ceremony. The office of Graduate Division will help coordinate with your faculty advisors as needed. In order to participate in the Fall 2023 ceremony, please ensure you have applied to graduate with the Office of the Registrar and registered to participate in Commencement with Graduate Division.

    Registration is now closed. For more information, please contact

    **Please note that students are required to participate in the ceremony concurrent with the semester they apply to graduate. No exceptions will be made. 

    Graduation Application and Commencement Ceremony Dates: 

    Fall 2023 Graduation Application - Must participate in 2023 December Commencement

    Spring 2024 Graduation Application - Must participate in 2024 May Commencement 

    Summer 2024 Graduation Application - Able to participate in 2024 May OR 2024 December Commencement


    The Fall 2023 Grad Fair will take place on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the Conference Center on campus. 

    Grad Fair is an opportunity for graduates to receive information on tickets, parking, take graduation photos to purchase, order regalia, class rings, flower leis and more. Please continue to check your UC Merced email addresses for additional updates and communications. 


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