The department has one commencement ceremony a year, held in the Spring. History students graduating in Spring, Summer or either the proceeding or following Fall are welcome, we read names and thesis titles and the ceremony is followed by a reception.
Senior Convocation (University-wide commencement ceremony):
In addition to the departmental ceremony the campus also offers a campuswide Commencement ceremony. There will be a ceremont for Fall graduate held in December and one in the Spring. Neither has been announced yet. Graduating seniors from all academic disciplines can participate. Please note that names will not be read at this ceremony.
Details: See http://commencement.berkeley.edu/