Undergraduate Checklist

Congratulations, Class of 2020! Please take a moment to review the checklist below to ensure you have everything you need to graduate. The commencement checklist provides a rough outline of the actions a student must take, in advance, in order to attend and participate in the commencement ceremony.


UCSC graduate slide with a picture of a student

Graduates will be able to create a personalized slide, including preferred name, photograph, and a message they would like to share. Their names will also be pre-recorded by a professional name reader, and pre-recorded speeches will be available to view. 

  • Click here for an example of a virtual celebration.

  • The deadline to upload photos and submit messages is Friday, May 22 at 8:00 a.m.

  • Please note, all images and messages uploaded to the celebration website will be reviewed by administrators and should adhere to the Student Conduct & Community Standards

  • If you have any questions or experience technical difficulties, please email us.

On Instagram and Twitter, share your photos and farewell messages with the class of 2020, family, and friends using #SlugGrad. 


You can order your cap, gown, and tassel through the Bay Tree Bookstore, along with announcements, diploma frames, and more. Every year, from ceremonies across the nation, more than 5 million gowns wind up in landfills every year causing great harm to the environment. The Bay Tree Bookstore shows its commitment to sustainability by opting for a regalia purchase made from recycled water bottles.


Your connection to UC Santa Cruz does not end after graduation. You are now part of the Alumni Network that is over 130,000 strong. As alumni you have access to benefits, services, and connections for life. In addition to keeping your @ucsc.edu email address, you are eligible for library privileges, discounts, career services, and more! Keep an eye out for alumni regional events in your area and the annual Alumni Weekend. Stay connected by updating your personal information if you move or use another primary email address. Join our alumni LinkedIn, Facebook or Instagram channels or find a way to give back and volunteer. No matter where you are, you’re always a Banana Slug.