Information for Graduating Students

Merrill Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, June 17th, 2017
9:30 AM
UCSC East Field

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 28th

Friday, May 5th

Wednesday, May 24th

  • 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 16th

  • Rehearsal is on East Field and lasts about 45 minutes
  • Last chance to get parking passes
  • Iron your gown

Saturday, June 17th

  • 8:30 am - Check in at East Field House Gym to receive your name card
  • 8:35 am - Check your tassel is on the correct side (right)
  • 8:57 am - Find your friends
  • 9:00 am - Line up to process to the field
  • 9:05 am - Check tassel again (right)
  • 9:10 am - Say hi to that one kid you haven't seen since frosh year
  • 9:18 am - Last-minute bobby pins because you spent too long on your hair to have the wind mess it up now
  • 9:27 am - Check tassel again (right)
  • 9:30 am - Commencement commences