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Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs (GEPA) Commencement 

Graduate Student Commencement

Attend All Campus and GEPA Ceremonies to celebrate the Class of 2024.

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Participation Requirements

In order to participate in the 2024 GEPA commencement ceremonies, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Completed your graduate degree in Fall 2023, Winter 2024, or plan to complete your degree in Spring or Summer 2024. 
  2. Complete the Commencement Registration form. Registration is open beginning on April 2, 2024 and closes May 23, 2024. 
  3. Fulfill all degree requirements before the end of the summer 2024 quarter: Friday, September 6th, 2024. 
    • Ph.D., Ed.D., D.M.A., D. Aud., M.F.A. and Master's candidates must successfully defend their dissertation or thesis and submit all final paperwork to GEPA for approval. 
    • Education Studies Credential students must have completed all credential program requirements.
  4. Order regalia from the UC San Diego Bookstore. Visit their website for more information on how to purchase these items and for details around Grad Fair.


Degree Completion

Specific questions regarding completion of your degree requirements may be directed to your departmental graduate coordinator or to the Graduate Academic Affairs staff at (858) 534-3555.

Education Studies

Specific questions regarding completion of your Education Studies credential requirements may be directed to Education Studies, the EDS Credential Analyst, Danielle del Rosario at

Commencement Ceremony

Questions regarding the Commencement ceremony or participation may be directed to gradcommencement

2024 GEPA Commencement Schedule

Master's Ceremony for M.Ed., M.A.S., M.A., M.S., M.P.H., M.D.S. (excluding JSOE master's*):

     DATE: Friday, June 14,  2024

     TIME: 6:00 pm PT

     LOCATION: Epstein Family Amphitheatre

 *Please note that the Jacobs School of Engineering will hold its own individual master's commencement ceremony for their M.A.S., M.Eng., and M.S. graduates.


D.Aud., Ed.D., D.M.A., Ph.D., M.F.A:

     DATE: Sunday, June 16, 2024

     TIME: 2:00 pm PT

     LOCATION: Liontree Arena


Please note that the Jacobs School of Engineering will hold their own individual master's commencement ceremony. In addition, the School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rady School of Management, and School of Global Policy & Strategy will hold their own individual commencement ceremonies.

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