School of Education Graduation

From Chancellor Gary S. May

We are saddened to share UC Davis Commencement Ceremonies will not take place in the same way as previous years. In consultation with public health experts and given the serious health concerns, we could not risk the safety and security of our students, parents and families. While some may believe the COVID-19 pandemic will subside in a few months, given the rapid and evolving nature of the virus, the risk is too great to the community to assemble large gatherings such as UC Davis Commencement. As such, we have shifted our planning to host a virtual Commencement celebration for our graduates in June AND are exploring options to also convene a more traditional, in-person Commencement ceremony in late 2020.  

In-Person Ceremony

We are planning to have our traditional in-person ceremony in late 2020 with no date yet confirmed. Further details will be forthcoming as the situation evolves.

We are also working on something to mark the June 10 date that graduation was originally scheduled for. 

More Information

We know you may have specific questions related to commencement right now. To help address those questions, UC Davis has developed a list of frequently asked questions. We encourage you to check this FAQ often, as it may update frequently.

Please note:

Education students are invited to two separate ceremonies to celebrate the achievement of their master’s, PhD or EdD degrees: the School of Education graduation and the Graduate Studies commencement. 

All master’s and doctoral students will receive information directly from Graduate Studies regarding their ceremony, and separate information from the School of Education about our ceremony.

Graduate Studies will be hosting a virtual celebration on June 11.  All eligible graduate students were sent a personalized email with directions explaining how to register for the virtual celebration.  If you did not receive an email, please check your spam/junk folder, and email to be added.  Students may participate in both the virtual celebration and the postponed Fall 2020 in-person commencement ceremony. For more information and deadlines visit the Graduate Studies Commencement page.

For questions about the School of Education graduation, please contact

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