Commencement Event Details at the College of Environmental Design
CED Commencement will take place on Sunday, May 13 at 7 p.m. at Zellerbach Auditorium. The reception will start at 4:30 p.m. in the Wurster Courtyard.
Each graduating student will be able to pick up two complimentary tickets and will have a chance to purchase an additional two tickets. If there are any tickets left after that, we will put them on sale. Tickets will be distributed starting mid April 2018. More details to come.
The following information has been provided by the Cal Student Store. Contact them with any questions either in person at 2560 Bancroft Way or by calling (510) 230-2375.
Caps and Gowns
The Graduation Department opens in TBD for cap and gown purchases as well as announcements, diploma covers, and other graduation products.
Students have the option of wearing a UC Berkeley or ethnically-significant stole during the graduation ceremony. The UCB stole is a length of satin with a special embroidered UCB seal patch, and can be worn by any student to decorate the graduation gown. Especially nice for graduation pictures and regal-looking when worn in ceremony, the stole is available for purchase at the Cal Student Store.
The stole hangs around the back of the neck, with the two ends lying flat on the chest. Because of the fine satin, the stole tends to slip during heavy movement, so we recommend pinning the stole from the inside to the graduation gown. Stoles can be embroidered to include the name of a fraternity/sorority, student organization/club, sports team, or with "Class of 2014." Often stoles are given to the organization's seniors as a congratulatory gift. They can also be worn unembroidered with just the patch.
Hood Colors for Students
Please note that for the College of Environmental Design, Master's students should receive "Chocolate Brown" hoods from the student store and Ph.D. students should receive Blue and Gold hoods.
If you are graduating with honors, you are eligible to purchase an honor cord to wear during your ceremony. You may purchase an honor cord at the Cal Student Store.
Grade-point average cutoffs and guidelines for undergraduate honors are posted on the CED undergraduate advising website.
EOP Graduation Gown Lending Project
For over 40 years, the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at Cal has provided first-generation, low-income and underrepresented college students with the guidance and resources necessary to succeed at the best public university in the world. The EOP Graduation Gown Lending Project helps to alleviate the cost of commencement caps and gowns for EOP students. Please consider donating any black graduation gowns you may own to EOP to help future first-generation and low-income students be the next cohort to graduate from UC Berkeley. To see how you can donate, please contact EOP at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 642-7224.
Portrait sessions for the UC Berkeley undergraduate yearbook take place during the spring semester. To be included in the UC Berkeley yearbook, sign up for Senior Portraits here by creating an account with the school password: GoBears. Contact email@example.com or visit www.facebook.com/calyearbook with questions. Also, see the Blue & Gold Yearbook website for more information.
Graduation Fair (MYGRAD Event)
TBD the Cal Student Store's graduation fair takes place, where you may:
- Order grad packs, gown rentals, and announcements.
- Order class rings, yearbooks, diploma frames, Alumni Association membership, and post-graduation planning with the Career Center and Kaplan testing services.
- Enter a drawing for the chance to win prizes!
Visit the Cal Student Store or call (510) 230-2375 for more information.