The Department of History holds one commencement ceremony and reception each year in mid-May.

History degree candidates will receive registration and attendance information via email from the undergaduate or graduate advisor. Updates and additional information will then be available on this page. Visit is external) for information on the university-wide commencement ceremonies.

Congratulations, Class of 2022!

Commencement Photos:

If you have inquiries about photos from the 2022 History Commencement ceremony please contact Grad Images Customer Service Department at (800) 261-2576, online at, or email

Lost and Found

Zellerbach Hall Lost and FoundCal Performances’ Lost and Found is located at the Stage Door entrance of Zellerbach Hall. To learn if we found your lost item, you can call 510.642.0212, or come by the Stage Door Desk Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm.

Pauley Ballroom: Email; Phone: (510) 664-7976

Honors & Awards

Departmental awards, selected by the faculty Honors Committee, are presented to students at the annual commencement ceremony. The most recent winners of departmental awards and the Proposed Honors Graduates are listed here.

Recent Programs

May 2021

May 2020

2017 Winter Commencement — Chancellor Carol Christ and History Alumnus Austin Weinstein