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The Ceremony

Commencement for the Class of 2019 is set for Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts on the UC Davis campus.


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


Tickets are general admission seating. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE CEREMONY. WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF GUESTS YOU CAN HAVE.  Please submit your ticket requests using the Intranet (once the platform is live, a link will be included). 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.


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.


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.


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.