Graduation Celebration

School of Education Graduation


Wednesday, June 8, 2022
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 25
School of Education graduation online registration opens:
Includes ticket allotment and lists your name in the program. Due to the need for social distancing, this year additional tickets will not be available. We encourage graduates to ask other students if they have unneeded tickets.
March 16
Last day to register and verify information that will be printed in the program April 15
Cap and gown rental prices increase April 26
Last day to register in order to participate  May 27
General cap and gown pickup May 25 – June 8
Distribution will start May 25 at the Bookstore Annex, Memorial Union
Ticket pickup
School of Education staff will distribute tickets
Late May (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, PhD and EdD 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. PhD and EdD 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 9 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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