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


Department of History Commencement Ceremony

Spring 2019: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Zellerbach Auditorium 

8:30 a.m.  - Doors open to Zellerbach Auditorium for seating

9:00 a.m.  - Musical Prelude

9:30 a.m.  - Commencement Ceremonies begin

Reception immediately following the Ceremony in Ishi Courtyard, Dwinelle Hall


Undergraduate Students


Graduate Students




Registration Timeline

  • Registration Opens: Tuesday, March 12th
  • Free Ticket Registration Deadline: Friday, April 5th
  • Final Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 30th
  • Free Ticket Pick-Up: April 15th - April 30th

Undergraduates: Pick up from front office staff in 3229 Dwinelle

Graduates: Pick up from Todd Kuebler in 3310 Dwinelle

  • Purchase Tickets: April 10th - May 21st 

$10 from Cal Performances Ticket Office

University-Wide Commencement Ceremonies

Fall 2018: Friday, December 14, 2018, Haas Pavilion

Spring 2019: Saturday, May 18, 2019, Memorial Stadium

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 2018

May 2017

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