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UNIVERSITY PROGRAM 

UCSC Commencement Program
University Program

Students who earn their degrees in Summer Session, Fall, Winter, Spring Quarters, or the following Summer Session are eligible to have their name and major included in the online University program. Students who applied to graduate after Friday, May 21 will be included in the program addendum. The University program addendum will be published on Friday, July 2. 

The program is not an official list of graduates.

HOW TO DOWNLOAD UNIVERSITY PROGRAM:

  1. Click on the University Program image to view the program.
  2. Click Download
  3. A window should appear, prompting you to specify the location where you'd like to save the Commencement_2021.pdf file. 
  4. Click Save or OK to save the Commencement_2021.pdf file. 
  5. Save the pdf file to a flash drive or send it directly to your local print shop.

DEAR CLASS OF 2021

Help us wish UC Santa Cruz's Class of 2021 well as they embark upon their next journey! We're collecting messages of congrats, love, and hope from students, alumni, and family now with the full site going live the first week of June — plus a few other surprises. Submit your message here.


GRADUATION BOUQUETS

Celebrate your accomplishment with a bouquet or lei! Pre-order your selection to guarantee the size and color you want will be available. All online orders will be available for pickup on site the day of your scheduled Slug Crossing. Orders can be placed here.


PURCHASE LAWN SIGNS

Let your families know “you did it!” Purchase your lawn signs at a reduced cost to celebrate this year's virtual commencement. Use promo code UCSC2021 when you place your order and receive 10% off all 18" x 24" lawn signs! These endearing signs will help you spread the joyous news to the neighborhood!

HOW TO UPLOAD LAWN SIGN IMAGES:

  1. Click on the lawn sign image to view signs.
  2. Select an image. Right-click and click Download
  3. To upload a lawn sign, drag the image into the Add Photo Here

ZOOM VIRTUAL BACKGROUNDS 

UC Santa Cruz created several virtual backgrounds for students and their families to use. Access all the virtual backgrounds.

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

 


GRAD PORTRAIT DAY

Unable to make the Grad Portrait Sessions on May 13 & 14th? Well, you're in luck! We have added a Grad Portrait Make-Up day on May 23rd. This is your last chance to have a professional photo taken by Best Grad Photo before your virtual slideshow photo is due. Photo sessions will be by appointment only, first come first serve so book your appointment now.

BOOK YOUR PORTRAIT SESSION

Photos will be sent to you via an online photo gallery and there is no obligation to purchase. You will receive confirmation of your appointment and additional instructions via email once you book your appointment. If you have any questions please contact us at support@bestgradphoto.com. Please be aware campus is observing all county, state, and federal CDC guidelines relating to COVID-19. Before your arrival please visit the Road Map to Recovery website for the most up-to-date information.


COVID-19 

Important Notice Regarding COVID-19

The final decision regarding a virtual commencement was decided on after a number of considerations, including COVID-19 outbreaks in California and across the country and the globe, state and local guidelines, and our concern for our UC Santa Cruz community. To stay up to date on UCSC’s response to the outbreak, check the University's COVID-19 website, which will be updated with information as it becomes available.