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*** Congratulations to the graduating class of 2021! After much consultation with campus and the Class of 2021 commencement committee, UC Davis School of Law will hold a virtual commencement from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2021.

For more information, please contact Events Manager Onell Berrios at oaberrios@ucdavis.edu.

The virtual commencement will be held in lieu of an in-person commencement. Public health guidance requires a virtual celebration, which is disappointing to all of us.

Our goal for the virtual commencement is to replicate as much as possible our in-person commencement. Graduates can dress in regalia and will join a Zoom ceremony. Graduates will hear their names announced and – if possible on their end – be hooded on camera. The event will be streamed over Facebook Live for graduates’ friends and family to view. A Facebook account is not required to access the live-stream link.

We will hold a rehearsal for our virtual commencement. Members of the Class of 2021 will receive a commencement guide with details and links to the virtual ceremony.***

Welcome to the UC Davis School of Law commencement page. Updates and announcements regarding the ceremony will be posted in this section of the website.

Directions

Map to Mondavi Center and South Entry Parking.  Free parking will be available in the South Entry parking structure.

Ceremony

Tickets are general admission seating. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE CEREMONY AND WILL  BE PROVIDED TO GUESTS BY THEIR GRADUATE.  The ceremony usually lasts about 2 hours.  Campus ATS Mediaworks will provide Live Commencement Video for friends and family who wish to view the ceremony online.

Reception

Immediately following the ceremony, a reception will be held for degree recipients, their families and friends, and friends of the School. Some families stay at the reception the entire time and others mingle quickly and leave. Finger food and beverages will be served at the reception. The reception will be held in the lobby of the Mondavi Center.

Photography

Grad Images is the official photographer for our commencement. A photographer will take your picture immediately off stage. Proofs will be available three to five days after graduation. Pictures can be ordered online. Family and friends wishing to take photographs of candidates are requested to do so either before or after the ceremony. During the ceremony family and friends will not be allowed to approach the stage or stand in the aisles.

Videotaping the ceremony is allowed as long as the equipment does not obstruct the aisles and other guests' view.

Flowers

The UC Davis Campus vendor for commencement flowers is:  Graduation Day Flowers.

Special Assistance

Wheelchairs are not provided by the Mondavi Center. However, wheelchairs are allowed at the Mondavi Center. Disabled parking spaces are located close to the Mondavi Center.

General Information

For general information, the UC Davis Commencement Handbook is available online here.