Commencement Involvement

Here are some ways you can get involved in the Merrill Commencement Ceremony:


    Register for the Commencement Ceremony

  • Participate in the Merrill Commencement Ceremony. The Deadline to apply is Friday, May 5th.  

    Registering for the Merrill Commencement Ceremony is NOT the same as registering with the University to Graduate.

    To apply graduate with the Registrar's Office visit my.ucsc.edu. Click here for detailed instructions. You can check your eligibility before you apply. Be sure to consult with an academic advisor at your college if there are discrepancies, or if you have questions about graduation requirements. The Deadline to Register is April 28th.

    Since there is only one Commencement Ceremony per year, students who have not yet completed their studies may participate in the Commencement Ceremony. If you will complete your studies and Announce your Candidacy to Graduate during the 2017 calendar year, you may participate in the 2017 Merrill Commencement Ceremony.


  • Multilingual Welcome

  • The Merrill Commencement Ceremony opens with the Multilingual Welcome - our tradition of greeting the audience in some of the many languages of our graduating class. If you are interested in being a part of the Merrill Commencement Multilingual Welcome, indicate so in the Merrill Commencement Ceremony Registration form.


  • Stay Connected

  • When you graduate, you are joining a group of over 100,000 Banana Slug Alumni, and over half of these alums have graduated in the past 15 years. This is a powerful Network, and now as a part of our 50th celebration, all benefits and services through the Alumni Network are completely free. To access these services, just update your post UC Santa Cruz contact information, including your email and city, to receive information about regional alumni events, networking opportunities, services, and discounts for alumni. Update your contact information here, and explore alumni.ucsc.edu to learn more about our alumni programs and services.

If you have any questions or concerns about this information, please give us a call at (831) 459-3357.

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