Commencement 2013 Instructions
Commencement 2013 Saturday, June 15 at 10:00 a.m. Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center
Participation In Commencement
- All students receiving a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) or Masters in Professional Accountancy (MPAc) in March, June, September or December 2013 are eligible to participate in the June 2013 Commencement Ceremony.
- All students who wish to participate in the ceremony were required to sign up by Friday, April 19. Your sign up will also automatically reserve 6 tickets for your commencement guests.
Participation Sign-up is now closed. If you need assistance, contact your program manager.
- Details on ticket distributions will be available in late May.
- Commencement rehearsal will be on Friday, June 14, 2013. Details will be available in late Spring.
Cap and Gown
- Students are responsible for ordering the proper cap and gown from the UC Davis Bookstore.
- Full-Time MBA students MUST complete the Career Development Employment Survey in order for diploma to be awarded.
- Diplomas are available 10-12 weeks after the end of the quarter in which you completed your degree requirements.
- Diplomas are disbursed only through the Office of the University Registrar (not the GSM). You can request that your diploma be mailed by completing a request form (PDF) and submitting directly to the Office of the University Registrar or, if you prefer, it can be picked up in person at 12 Mrak Hall.
- A scroll commemorating the ceremony is presented to each participant at Commencement.
Invitations & Announcements
You can order personalized invitations/announcements through the UC Davis Bookstore.
Allow 2-3 weeks for printing.
- Parking is free.
- Important Information: Directional signs reading “ARC Commencement Parking” will be placed at all entrances to the campus to direct traffic to the Recreation Hall for Commencement ceremonies at 9am on June 15th. These directional signs are NOT for OUR Commencement! Make your GSM guests aware that they should follow signs for “Mondavi Commencements”!
- GSM designated commencement parking lots are:
Multi-level parking structure by Mondavi Center is closest to Jackson Hall. Handicapped parking places available inside the parking structure. Map
- Professional photographers will be taking class photos prior to the ceremony and individual photographs of each candidate as they cross the stage during the ceremony. Students must be at Mondavi at 7:45 a.m. in order have their pictures taken.
- Please respect the dignity of the ceremony. Family and friends wishing to take photographs of candidates are requested to do so either from their seats or before and after ceremony. It is disruptive to have numerous people rushing the stage during the hooding for photographs.
- Students will receive an email from the photographer (typically 3-5 days after the ceremony):
Classic Photography 9245 Regents Rd. Suite M201; La Jolla, CA 92037
- Important Advice! For photographic purposes, wear your tassel to the right when you are on stage. Many photographs are undeliverable due to hair or tassels blocking the face. Hair should be styled or placed over the shoulders so it will not block the face from the camera’s view when proceeding across the stage.
- If you would like to purchase flowers for a graduate, vendors will have booths outside of the Mondavi Center prior to the ceremony, or you may pre-order flowers here.
Daytime Students – Employment Survey
- Each graduating Day student must complete an Employment Survey. (Part-time students do not need to complete this form.)
- Information is confidential. This information has a significant impact on our rankings and your thoroughness and cooperation are appreciated!
- Complete the survey no later than Friday, June 14, 2013.
- Any questions about the survey? Make an appointment to meet with Career Development prior to June 14, 2013.
- Class of 2013 Employment Survey (link will be active soon).
All Students – Access Cards
- Return access cards on your last day of class/finals.
- Cards can also be returned at Commencement Rehearsal, Friday, June 14, 2013.
- Contact the Office of Academic & Student Services, (530) 752-7658.