History Departmental Graduation Ceremony:

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. This year's ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 9:30am, in Zellerbach Auditorium. The keynote speaker will be determined soon.  Student names and thesis topics will be read as they cross the stage. A reception for graduates and their guests will follow in Ishi Courtyard.  



History Graduation Information and Signup for Undergraduate Students

Instructions and details on participation for undergraduate students (students earning their BA) are available for download here.  The undergraduate student online sign up for the History Department's graduation ceremony will go live on Monday, March 9th.

History Graduation Information and Signup for Graduate Students

Students who will be receiving their MA or PhD should follow the instructions provided here .  The graduate student online signup form for the History Department's graduation ceremony will be available here begining March 13th.  STUDENTS RECEIVING THEIR MA OR PHD SIGN UP HERE.

History Graduation Information for Guests

Finally, if you are a guest planning to come to come to celebrate a student's graduation please see our instructions for guests which will be posted here in early April.

Senior Convocation (University-wide commencement ceremony):

In addition to the departmental ceremony the campus also offers a campuswide Commencement ceremony.  It will be held on Saturday, May 16th, 2015, at 10:00 am in California Memorial Stadium, doors open at 8:00 am.  Graduating seniors from all academic disciplines can participate.  Please note that names will not be read at this ceremony.

Details: Tickets for the campuswide ceremony are now available.  See