Information for Graduating Students

Merrill Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, June 16th, 2018
5:30 PM
UCSC Quarry Amphitheater

Commencement Checklist


  • Grad fair at the BayTree Bookstore. Order your cap, gown, commencement announcements, and photos.
  • (Note - A cap and gown are not required for participation in the Merrill Commencement Ceremony)

Friday, April 27th

Friday, May 4th

Monday, June 4th

  • Begin picking up parking passes (2) from the Merrill College Office
  • You may switch out one or both of your passes for a disability pass
  • Lost parking passes will not be replaced

Friday, June 15th

  • Rehearsal is at Quarry Amphitheater and lasts about 45 minutes
  • Last chance to get parking passes
  • Iron your gown

Saturday, June 16th

  • 4:30 pm - Check in at (TBD) to receive your name card
  • 4:35 pm - Check your tassel is on the correct side (right)
  • 4:57 pm - Find your friends
  • 5:00 pm - Line up to process to the field
  • 5:05 pm - Check tassel again (right)
  • 5:10 pm - Say hi to that one kid you haven't seen since frosh year
  • 5:18 pm - Last-minute bobby pins because you spent too long on your hair to have the wind mess it up now
  • 5:27 pm - Check tassel again (right)
  • 5:30 pm - Commencement commences