Guest Resources

Guests, we hope you are excited to celebrate the Class of 2022!

This year we will celebrate the graduate's achievements in a virtual and in-person commencement experience. Graduates will be able to create a virtual slide that can be shared with family and friends around the world as well as participate in an on-campus in-person stage crossing moment, Slug Crossing, starting Thursday, June 9 to Sunday, June 12 on the East Field. Find the Slug Crossing schedule here. Additional information and details will be shared with the graduates. 

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  1. Ticket
  2. Parking Permit (if parking)

Graduates are responsible for sharing tickets and parking permits with their guests.


  1. Do not come to campus if you feel unwell or have recently tested positive for COVID-19.
  2. Proof of being up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations or a recent negative COVID-19 test result (taken within 72 hours of the start of an event) is not required for outdoor events.
  3. For visitors, completing the Daily Symptom Survey is recommended prior to entering UCSC facilities and physical spaces on the day you arrive on campus.
  4. Face coverings are recommended for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, but face coverings are required to ride campus transit.
  5. Campus visitors who do not comply with policies will not be permitted to access the venue and will be asked to leave.


Each graduate will be admitted to Slug Crossing with up to 6 guests. Children under the age of 5 do not require a ticket. Guests must arrive with their graduates at the venue entrance on the East Field. Graduates are responsible for sharing tickets with their guests. 


UCSC is strongly committed to making all of its programs and services accessible to students, campus employees, and members of the public. If students or guests need accommodations, it is the student’s responsibility to include this information in their Marching Order registration form.


Slug Crossing parking is located at the East Remote Lot. We recommend that graduates arrive and park with their guests. On May 23, graduates will receive an email to register for their two parking permits. The parking permits need to be printed and displayed on the car dashboard and are only valid for 75 minutes at the East Remote lot on the day of the graduate's Slug Crossing. There will be shuttles and disability vans available from the parking lot to the venue entrance. Face coverings are required to ride campus transit. 

Thursday, June 9 Parking Map 

Friday, June 10 Parking Map 

Saturday, June 11 Parking Map

Sunday, June 12 Parking Map 


Pets (ADA service animals are allowed), Drones, Confetti, Noise-Makers, Balloons, No Alcohol, Smoking or Other Drugs. 


UC Santa Cruz is deeply committed to sustainability and is striving to both reduce the amount of waste we generate, but also compost and recycle materials instead of sending them to landfills. For Commencement 2022, we're providing guidance to help guests support campus sustainability and zero waste goals. The campus prefers that plastic, disposable water bottles not be brought to campus. Guests are invited to bring a refillable water bottle – one that you will take with you at the end of your time on campus. 

Due to UC Santa Cruz's coastal location in proximity to a National Marine Sanctuary and Marine Protected Area, visitors are prohibited from bringing balloons into Commencement venues. Balloons are not biodegradable and often float away, becoming litter in the ocean that wildlife frequently mistake it for food.


Celebrate your graduate's accomplishments with a bouquet, lei, or t-shirt! Pre-order your selection to guarantee the size and color you want are available. All online orders will be available for pickup on-site the day of your graduate's scheduled Slug Crossing. 




Click here to download a lawn sign to help spread the joyous news in your neighborhood and surprise your graduate!

Want to get it printed at a reduced cost through Bay Photo Lab, Santa Cruz? Use promo code UCSC2022 when you place your order and receive 10% off all 18" x 24" lawn signs!



Help us wish UC Santa Cruz's Class of 2022 well as they embark upon their next journey! We're collecting messages of congrats, love, and hope from students, alumni, and family. Submit your messages hereThe full site will go live the week of commencement. 



UC Santa Cruz created several zoom backgrounds for everyone to use!

Refer to this help document to set the image as a virtual background in Zoom. 



Important Notice Regarding COVID-19

The University will continue to monitor county and state regulations and update this site regularly. UC Santa Cruz plans to host a virtual ceremony as well as an in-person ceremony, rain or shine, on the East Field, June 9 - 12, to celebrate the Class of 2022. Attendance and participation at Slug Crossing will require advance registration and attendance will be limited. A live stream of Slug Crossing will be made available on the Commencement website during the ceremony. Please continue to monitor this website for the most current details, protocols, and safety measures regarding Commencement 2022.