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Commencement FAQ

Where can I get my cap and gown?
The cap and gown can be purchased starting on Monday, April 30th, 2018, at the UCSB Campus Store. It can also be purchased in a Grad Pack. Coming soon!

Where do I get information on honors?
Students interested in finding information regarding honors should contact their respective colleges. Honor cords can be purchased at the Campus Store. For information contact Carol Dreste at (805) 893-5601.

Where do I get the stage pass I reserved?
To participate you will need a stage pass which can be obtained June 11 through June 15, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM in the UCen Lobby. Stage passes will be moved to the Events Center on June 16.

Graduate students will pick up stage passes upon check-in at the Events Center on June 17, prior to line-up for Graduate Division Commencement Ceremony.

Will alumni gifts be available at the ceremony?
The Campus Store will have a tent conveniently located near the Commencement site (7:30 AM - 6:00 PM) with a selection of alumni gifts and clothing, sun visors, hats, sunscreen, cold beverages, and snacks. The Campus Store will also be open Saturday and Sunday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Will flowers be available at the ceremony?
A selection of flowers, floral leis, and corsages will be available near the Commencement site.
Commencement Flowers website: Click here.

Orchid Leis, Single $30.00
Orchid Leis, Double $40.00
Kukui Lei (in school colors) $30.00
1/2 Dozen Long Stem Roses $25.00
1 Dozen Long Stem Roses $35.00
Spring Bouquets $20.00

What types of food services will be available at the UCen?
The University Center Dining Services coffeehouse, Starbucks, will be open at 7:30 AM, serving coffee, espresso, blended drinks, bagels and pastries. The Corner Store, a convenience store, opens at 7:30 AM for cold beverages and snacks. Jamba Juice, serving fresh squeezed juices and smoothies, opens at 8:00 AM. Root 217, Panda Express, and Subway will open at 11:00 AM, serving hot food. The UCSB Campus Store commencement tent, located near the commencement site, opens at 7:30 for cold beverages and snacks.

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