Graduation Celebration

School of Education Graduation


Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis

Student and Presenting Faculty Arrival at 3:20 p.m.
Ceremony Time 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Thank you for visiting the School of Education Graduation website. Please review the information on this website and feel free to contact School of Education graduation staff if you have any questions.

Important Dates (Subject to Change)

Deadline Dates
Pre-order cap and gown
Please note that students receiving their credential should choose “Undergraduate/Bachelor” from the first-page drop-down menu. Further instructions for credential students.
By April 23
School of Education graduation online registration opens:
Includes ticket allotment information. If you need more tickets, we encourage graduates to ask other students if they have unneeded tickets.
March 20
Last day to register and receive guest tickets April 23
Cap and gown rental prices increase April 24

Last day to register in order to participate
For registrations received between 4/24-5/26 guest tickets may not be available.

May 26
General cap and gown pickup May 24 – June 10
Distribution at the Campus Store lower level Mon-Fri 8:30 am-6 pm, Sat noon-5 pm.
Ticket pickup
School of Education staff will distribute tickets
Early June (specific dates to be announced)

Two Ceremonies

Please note that master’s and doctoral students have the option of attending two ceremonies (this does not apply for credential students) – one hosted by Graduate Studies and one hosted by the School of Education. 

School of Education Graduation
  • The School of Education ceremony is just for our credential, master’s, Ph.D. and Ed.D. students, and the program is focused on the education field rather than being for a general audience.
  • All students are presented by their primary faculty adviser/supervisor and receive a cord or stole placed over the shoulders. Ph.D. and Ed.D. students are not hooded at this ceremony.
  • If you have any questions about the School of Education ceremony, please feel free to contact the graduation staff at
Graduate Studies Commencement
  • All master’s and doctoral students will receive information directly from Graduate Studies regarding registration for the Graduate Studies commencement. For more information, visit Graduate Studies commencement.
  • The Graduate Studies commencement will be held the day after the School of Education graduation, June 15 at the University Credit Union Center (previously called the ARC Pavilion). ONLY register for Graduate Studies if you plan on attending. 
  • If you do plan to participate in both ceremonies, please hold on to your rental cap and gown after the School of Education graduation to wear at the Graduate Studies commencement the next day. Returns will be available at the University Credit Union Center after the Graduate Studies ceremony.

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