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June 11, 2024

Action Items – Tickets and Grad Cards

Dear Grad,

In addition to reviewing the items below, we encourage you to visit the FAQ and Plan Your Visit pages on the Commencement website.

REDEEM YOUR GUEST TICKETS

  • The Golden 1 Center is a paperless venue and tickets are ceremony specific. Please refer to  to access and manage your tickets.
  • All guest tickets are considered “general admission.” This means there are no assigned seats and seating is first come, first served.
  • Doors will open 90 minutes prior to the start time for each ceremony and guests should plan to come early to secure their seats.
  • Registered graduates do not need tickets to enter and will be checking in at a separate area. 
  • Tickets are not required for children ages 2 and under.
  • A smart phone will be required to scan tickets upon entry.
  • One guest may load multiple tickets for their family and friends as long as they are entering the arena together.
     

Need help? 

If you have any questions about the ticketing process or the ticket amount showing in the system, please reach out to the Golden 1 Center box office at boxoffice@kings.com or call 916-701-5401. (Regular Box Office hours M-F 10am-5pm)

Don’t sell your guest tickets: All tickets issued to guests are free. University policy prohibits the selling of commencement tickets for money or for any commercial value. Violation will result in referral to Student Judicial Affairs.

PRINT YOUR GRAD CARD

  • All graduates are required to have a printed physical grad card, which has your name and will be used to announce your name as you cross the stage.
  • You must have it printed prior to arriving to the Golden 1 Center.
  • To print, log into the . Once logged in, just click the blue button on the top right corner labeled ‘Print Grad Card’. 
    • (Please note that if you graduated prior to spring quarter, please log in as a “non-Current student” to access the system.
  • You may print on regular white printer paper.
  • Do not lose, tear and write on this card! Don’t forget your card!

COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

The commencement website is your primary source for information, which includes the FAQ and Plan Your Visit pages that are updated weekly. We also have an Announcement tab in case you may have missed an email or important announcement. 

If you have any questions, please visit our FAQs or contact us.

We look forward to celebrating this momentous occasion with you! 

The ϲʿͼ Commencement Planning Team


May 31, 2024

Know before you go
 

Dear Graduates,

As a reminder, you are confirmed for {ceremony date and time} at the . In addition to reviewing the items below, we encourage you to visit the FAQ and Plan Your Visit pages on the Commencement website.

Highlights:

  • Ceremony tickets are paperless and will be issued via the Ticketmaster app no later than Friday, June 7. Extra ticket requests have been confirmed in the registration system.
  • Grad Card printing instructions 
  • Golden 1 Center is a bagless venue and has . Get familiar with what you can and cannot bring. 
  • Review and confirm your cell phone information in 
  • Pick up your pre-ordered cap and gown by June 15.
  • Grad Cap contest entry form now open!

TICKET AND LIVESTREAM INFORMATION

Registered graduates participating in the ceremony do not need tickets to enter and will be checking in at a separate area. During the registration process, you selected the number of tickets for your guests. Guest tickets will be issued to registered graduates by Friday, June via their ϲʿͼ email. You will receive detailed instructions on how to access and distribute guest tickets. 

If you petitioned for 1-2 extra tickets in your registration on top of your 6, they have been approved. Please  to see that update. Please note that if you graduated in winter quarter, you will likely receive a message that you are no longer recognized as a student. Please log in as a “non-Current student,” and you will be able to access the system. 

The Golden 1 Center is a paperless venue and tickets will be accessed in Ticketmaster. Once downloaded, graduates can share the tickets with their guests via the Ticketmaster platform. One guest may load multiple tickets for their family and friends. Detailed instructions will be provided when tickets are released.

Tickets are not required for children ages 2 and under. Please note that guest tickets are considered “general admission.” This means there are no assigned seats and seating is first come, first served. Doors will open 90 minutes prior to the start time for each ceremony and guests should plan to come early to secure their seats.

If guests are not able to attend in person or would prefer to watch at home, ceremony livestream links can be found on the commencement site and on-demand on the . Past ceremonies are saved in our Commencement Archives.

Don’t sell your guest tickets: All tickets issued to guests are free. University policy prohibits the selling of commencement tickets for money or for any commercial value. Violation will result in referral to Student Judicial Affairs.

PRINT YOUR GRAD CARD

  • All graduates are required to have a printed physical grad card, which has your name and will be used to announce your name as you cross the stage.
  • You must have it printed prior to arriving to the Golden 1 Center.
  • To print, log into the . Once logged in, just click the blue button on the top right corner labeled ‘Print Grad Card’. 
    • (Please note that if you graduated in winter quarter, you will likely receive a message that you are no longer recognized as a student. Please log in as a “non-Current student,” and you will be able to access the system.
  • You may print on regular white printer paper.
  • Do not lose, tear and write on this card! Don’t forget your card!

CONFIRM YOUR CELL PHONE INFORMATION IN WARN ME

In the unlikely event of a last-minute change to a commencement ceremony or we need to reach you in the case of an emergency, all graduating students are required to review and confirm their mobile phone number in WarnMe. WarnMe is the system we use at ϲʿͼ to send a text message to your cell phone number with any urgent updates. Go to . Click on “Edit My WarnMe Information” to review your cell phone information and update it if needed. Please do this as soon as possible. Your cell phone information will not be used for any purpose other than critical or emergency updates for commencement. 

PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION

If you are planning to drive, ensure you and your guests leave ample time to park and go through Golden 1 Center security. Ceremonies will start on time.

To help expedite the parking process, we recommend you reserve parking at the Golden 1 Center in advance directly through  where you will select a parking lot and reserve a parking pass. Passes must be printed out or loaded on your phone before you arrive to park. For more parking info, including directions and a map, visit the 

Drop-off Locations:

  • The Golden 1 Center has designated rideshare drop-off points. Visit the  for more information. 
  • The ADA accessible drop-off and pick-up is located at 4th Street & J Street. Parking for the duration of an event is not permitted. More information about ADA and accessibility information is available on the 

This is a celebratory time for graduates and guests, and we encourage everyone to arrange for safe transportation. If you have questions about traveling to the Golden 1 Center, please contact Transportation Services.

ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS

The Golden 1 Center has thorough accessibility accommodations for guests. . If graduates need accommodations for the ceremony, please email commencement@ucdavis.edu

GOLDEN 1 CENTER BAG POLICY AND PROHIBITED ITEMS

Please note that Golden 1 Center is a bagless venue. Clutches and wallets smaller than 8” x 6” x 1” will be permitted and are subject to security inspection. Please do not bring any bags larger than this size or you will not be permitted to enter the arena. Bags deemed and accepted as medical bags must be searched and tagged by a security supervisor. There are a number of items that are prohibited inside the arena, including backpacks, balloons or signs over a certain size. We recommend that you review the  to ensure entry into the arena.

Exchanging items between the floor level and the concourse is prohibited by the Golden 1 Center for safety reasons. If guests need to exchange any items with their graduate (flowers, leis, etc.), please make sure to do so before entering the arena or after you exit.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Pro Pics is the official photographer for the commencement ceremonies to take portraits of graduates. On-stage photos and individual portraits will be available for purchase from Pro Pics following the graduation ceremonies. . There is no cost to have your photo taken and no obligation to purchase.

Photos taken by family or friends will be permitted from their seats or from the designated photo areas available during the ceremony. Tripods will NOT be allowed into any of our commencement venues.

After commencement, graduates can go to , click on the link of their ceremony, and search by last name to order photographs. For any issues, please contact info@propicsusa.com.

CAP AND GOWN PICKUP 

Pre-ordered cap and gowns are now available for pick up through June 15 at the Memorial Union Campus Store lower level Mon-Fri 8:30 am-6 pm, Sat noon-5 pm. The  also provides information on other opportunities to purchase custom souvenirs and gifts. 

GRAD CAP CONTEST

Enter the annual ϲʿͼ Grad Cap contest to show off your creativity and get the chance to win gift cards to the Bookstore and Amazon. The deadline to enter is Sunday, June 17, 2024 at 1:00 p.m..

COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

The commencement website is your primary source for information, which includes the FAQ and Plan Your Visit pages that are updated weekly. We also have an Announcement tab in case you may have missed an email or important announcement. 

If you have any questions, please visit our FAQs or contact us.

We look forward to celebrating this momentous occasion with you! 

The ϲʿͼ Commencement Planning Team


May 17, 2024

Dear ϲʿͼ Spring Commencement Guests,

We look forward to welcoming you in June to the  in Sacramento and celebrating this significant milestone! To help you plan for the big day, we wanted to provide some important information to review and discuss with your graduate. In addition to the highlights below, we encourage you to the FAQ and Plan Your Visit pages on the Commencement website, which include more details about transportation, parking and other need-to-know items. 

HOTEL AND LODGING

Guests coming from out of town are encouraged to make reservations as early as possible. Local hotels in and around  (located in ) are a great way to stay close to your graduates. .

TICKET AND LIVESTREAM INFORMATION

Registered graduates participating in the ceremony do not need tickets to enter and will be checking in at a separate area. 

The Golden 1 Center is a paperless venue and tickets will be accessed in Ticketmaster. Paperless guest tickets will be issued to registered graduates about a week prior to the ceremony date via their ϲʿͼ email. Once downloaded, graduates will share the tickets with their guests via the Ticketmaster platform. One guest may load multiple tickets for their family and friends. Detailed instructions will be provided when tickets are released.

Tickets are not required for children ages 2 and under. Please note that guest tickets are considered “general admission.” This means there are no assigned seats and seating is first come, first served. Doors will open 90 minutes prior to the start time for each ceremony and guests should plan to come early to secure their seats.

If guests are not able to attend in person or would prefer to watch at home, ceremonies will be shown live on the commencement homepage and on-demand on the . Past ceremonies are saved in our Commencement Archives.

PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION

If you are planning to drive, ensure that you leave ample time to park and go through Golden 1 Center security. Ceremonies will start on time.

To help expedite the parking process, we recommend you reserve parking at the Golden 1 Center in advance directly through ore parking info, including directions and a map, visit the 

Drop-off Locations:

  • The Golden 1 Center has designated rideshare drop-off points. Visit the  for more information. 
  • The ADA accessible drop-off and pick-up is located at 4th Street & J Street. Parking for the duration of an event is not permitted. More information about ADA and accessibility information is available on the 

If you have questions about traveling to the Golden 1 Center, please contact Transportation Services.

ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS

The Golden 1 Center has thorough accessibility accommodations for guests. Learn more on their website at .

GOLDEN 1 CENTER BAG POLICY AND PROHIBITED ITEMS

Please note that Golden 1 Center is a bagless venue. Clutches and wallets smaller than 8” x 6” x 1” will be permitted and are subject to security inspection. Please do not bring any bags larger than this size or you will not be permitted to enter the arena. Bags deemed and accepted as medical bags must be searched and tagged by a security supervisor. There are a number of items that are prohibited inside the arena, including backpacks, balloons or signs over a certain size. We recommend that you review the  to ensure entry into the arena.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Pro Pics is the official photographer for the commencement ceremonies to take portraits of graduates. On-stage photos and individual portraits will be available for purchase from Pro Pics following the graduation ceremonies. Graduates will register online to identify their photos and receive proofs. There is no cost to have the graduate’s photo taken and no obligation to purchase.

Photos taken by family or friends will be permitted from their seats or from the designated photo areas available during the ceremony. Tripods will NOT be allowed into any of our commencement venues.

COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

The commencement website is your primary source for information, which includes the FAQ and Plan Your Visit pages that are updated weekly. We also have an Announcement tab in case you want to review the announcements that graduates have been receiving. 

If you have any questions, please visit our FAQs or contact us.

We look forward to celebrating this momentous occasion with you! 

The ϲʿͼ Commencement Planning Team


May 2, 2024

Dear Graduates,

In addition to reviewing the items below, we encourage you to visit the FAQ and Plan Your Visit pages on the Commencement website.

Highlights:

  • The deadline to order your cap and gown is May 21 at 8:59 p.m. (Pacific Time)
  • Any extra ticket requests will be confirmed by email on May 23, 2024. 
  • Golden 1 Center is a bagless venue and has . Get familiar with what you can and cannot bring. 

CAP AND GOWN RENTAL - FINAL ORDERS and PICKUP

A cap and gown is mandatory for graduates and the university reserves the right to refuse admission to students who do not comply with this requirement. Please visit the ϲʿͼ Stores  for more details and to access the online ordering system. The last day to order online is May 21 at 8:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) Distribution will occur between May 22-June 15 at the Memorial Union Campus Store lower level Mon-Fri 8:30 AM–6 PM, Sat noon-5 PM. The  also provides information on other opportunities to purchase custom souvenirs and gifts.  

TICKET AND LIVESTREAM INFORMATION

Registered graduates participating in the ceremony do not need tickets to enter and will be checking in at a separate area. Tickets will be available to graduates about a week prior to the ceremonies. 

Tickets are not required for children ages 2 and under. Please note that guest tickets are considered “general admission.” This means there are no assigned seats and seating is first come, first served. Doors will open one hour prior to the start time for each ceremony and guests should plan to come early to secure their seats.

There are no extra guest tickets available at this time. If you requested extra tickets in addition to the initial 6 guaranteed guest tickets, those requests will be confirmed by email on May 23, 2024. 

If guests are not able to attend in person or would prefer to watch at home, ceremonies will be shown live on the commencement homepage and on-demand on the . Past ceremonies are saved in our Commencement Archives.

Don’t sell your guest tickets: All tickets issued to guests are free. University policy prohibits the selling of commencement tickets for money or for any commercial value. Violation will result in referral to Student Judicial Affairs.

GOLDEN 1 CENTER BAG POLICY AND PROHIBITED ITEMS

Please note that Golden 1 Center is a bagless venue. Clutches and wallets smaller than 8” x 6” x 1” will be permitted and are subject to security inspection. Please do not bring any bags larger than this size or you will not be permitted to enter the arena. Bags deemed and accepted as medical bags must be searched and tagged by a security supervisor. There are a number of items that are prohibited inside the arena, including backpacks, balloons or signs over a certain size. We recommend that you review the  to ensure entry into the arena. 

PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION

If you are planning to drive, ensure you and your guests leave ample time to park and go through Golden 1 Center security. Ceremonies will start on time.

To help expedite the parking process, we recommend you reserve parking at the Golden 1 Center in advance directly through ore parking info, including directions and a map, visit the 

Drop-off Locations:

  • The Golden 1 Center has designated rideshare drop-off points. Visit the  for more information. 
  • The ADA accessible drop-off and pick-up is located at 4th Street & J Street. Parking for the duration of an event is not permitted. More information about ADA and accessibility information is available on the 

If you have questions about traveling to the Golden 1 Center, please contact Transportation Services.

ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS

The Golden 1 Center has thorough accessibility accommodations for guests. . If graduates need accommodations for the ceremony, please email commencement@ucdavis.edu

PHOTOGRAPHY

Pro Pics is the official photographer for the commencement ceremonies to take portraits of graduates. On-stage photos and individual portraits will be available for purchase from Pro Pics following the graduation ceremonies. . There is no cost to have your photo taken and no obligation to purchase.

Photos taken by family or friends will be permitted from their seats or from the designated photo areas available during the ceremony. Tripods will NOT be allowed into any of our commencement venues.

After commencement, graduates can go to , click on the link of their ceremony, and search by last name to order photographs. For any issues, please contact info@propicsusa.com.

COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

The commencement website is your primary source for information, which includes the FAQ and Plan Your Visit pages that are updated weekly. We also have an Announcement tab in case you may have missed an email or important announcement. 

If you have any questions, please visit our FAQs or contact us.

We look forward to celebrating this momentous occasion with you! 

The ϲʿͼ Commencement Planning Team


April 4, 2024

Dear Aggie,

We are just about 2 months away from Spring Commencement at the , and it’s time to continue planning for your big day! In addition to reviewing the items below, we encourage you to visit the FAQ and Plan Your Visit pages on the Commencement website. They have just been updated with additional information and important details. 

CAP AND GOWN RENTAL

A cap and gown, also referred to as regalia or “academic dress”, is mandatory for graduates and the university reserves the right to refuse admission to students who do not comply with this requirement. Please visit the ϲʿͼ Stores for more details and to access the online ordering system. After April 22 at 8:59 PM, the rental cost will increase by $15. The also provides information on other opportunities to purchase custom souvenirs and gifts.   

GRAD FAIR

will be held on Friday, April 19 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Memorial Union North Courtyard outside of the Campus Store. Graduates can ask ceremony questions to staff from the dean’s office of their undergraduate college, get information about gown rental, purchase grad packs and commencement souvenirs, and get professional graduation photos taken in a cap and gown.

TICKET INFORMATION

During the registration process, you selected the number of tickets for your guests. Registered graduates participating in the ceremony do not need tickets to enter and will be checking in at a separate area. 

Guest tickets will be issued to the registered graduate a few days prior to the ceremony date. Tickets are not required for children ages 2 and under. Please note that guest tickets are considered “general admission.” This means there are no assigned seats and seating is first come, first served. Doors will open one hour prior to the start time for each ceremony and guests should plan to come early to secure their seats.

Don’t sell your extra tickets: University policy prohibits the selling of commencement tickets for money or for any commercial value. Violation will result in referral to Student Judicial Affairs.

PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION

If you are planning to drive, we recommend you reserve parking at the Golden 1 Center in advance directly through ore parking info, including directions and a map, visit the

The ADA accessible drop-off and pick-up is located at 4th Street & J Street. Parking for the duration of an event is not permitted. More information about ADA and accessibility information is available on the

If you have questions about traveling to the Golden 1 Center, please contact Transportation Services.

CEREMONY LIVESTREAM

If guests are not able to attend in person or would prefer to watch at home, ceremonies will be shown live on the commencement homepage and on-demand on the . Past ceremonies are saved in our Commencement Archives.

COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

The commencement website is your primary source for information, which includes the FAQ and Plan Your Visit pages that are updated weekly. We also have an Announcement tab in case you may have missed an email or important announcement. 

If you have any questions, please visit our FAQs or contact us.

We look forward to celebrating this momentous occasion with you! 

The ϲʿͼ Commencement Planning Team


March 21, 2024

Dear Aggie,

Now that you are registered for your Spring Commencement ceremony at the , it’s time to start planning for your big day! 

CAP AND GOWN RENTAL

A cap and gown, also referred to as regalia or “academic dress”, is mandatory for graduates and the university reserves the right to refuse admission to students who do not comply with this requirement. Please visit the ϲʿͼ Stores for more details and to access the online ordering system. After April 22 at 8:59 PM, the rental cost will increase by $15. The also provides information on other opportunities to purchase custom souvenirs and gifts.    

GRAD FAIR

will be held on Friday, April 19 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Memorial Union North Courtyard outside of the Campus Store. Graduates can ask ceremony questions to staff from the dean’s office of their undergraduate college, get information about gown rental, purchase grad packs and commencement souvenirs, and get professional graduation photos taken in a cap and gown.

APPLY TO BE A COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER

Are you interested in being one of the five student speakers at the Commencement ceremonies this spring? Visit to learn more about this opportunity and apply. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 3.

TICKET INFORMATION

During the registration process, you selected the number of tickets for your guests. Registered graduates participating in the ceremony do not need tickets to enter and will be checking in at a separate area. 

Guest tickets will be issued to the registered graduate a few days prior to the ceremony date. Tickets are not required for children ages 2 and under. Please note that guest tickets are considered “general admission.” This means there are no assigned seats and seating is first come, first served. Doors will open one hour prior to the start time for each ceremony and guests should plan to come early to secure their seats.

Don’t sell your extra tickets: University policy prohibits the selling of commencement tickets for money or for any commercial value. Violation will result in referral to Student Judicial Affairs.

CEREMONY LIVESTREAM

If guests are not able to attend in person or would prefer to watch at home, ceremonies will be shown live on the commencement homepage and on-demand on the . Past ceremonies are saved in our Commencement Archives.

COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

The commencement website is your primary source for information. It currently includes an updated FAQ and plan your visit pages and will include more details in the coming weeks about transportation, parking and other need-to-know items. We also have an Announcement tab in case you may have missed an email or important announcement. 

If you have any questions, please visit our FAQs or contact us.

We look forward to celebrating this momentous occasion with you! 

The ϲʿͼ Commencement Planning Team


March 4, 2024


DATE CORRECTION: The original email and  incorrectly listed the deadline of the graduation period as March 10. The correct date is March 8. It has been updated in  and below.

REGISTRATION SITE UPDATE: We apologize if you experienced delays in accessing the registration site. We had more than 5,000 graduates register for commencement within the first hour of the site going live. We encourage you to revisit to the site if you still need to complete your registration.


Dear Aggie,

You are invited to participate in one of the ϲʿͼ Spring 2024 Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies at the . You have received this email because you have completed 140 units of degree-applicable credit as of the end of fall quarter, meeting the requirement needed to register. (Please note that participating in a commencement ceremony doesn’t mean you have completed your degree. To officially graduate and receive your diploma, you must have filed a graduation application online between January 16, 2024 and March 8, 2024 through the .)

COMMENCEMENT REGISTRATION

Registration for the spring 2024 undergraduate commencement ceremonies opens this morning at 10 a.m. at .

You must register to participate in one of the commencement ceremonies. When registering, you will be asked to choose a ceremony date from the five options below, and each graduate may receive up to six guest tickets. Ceremony dates will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so register as soon as possible. Be sure to check the dates and times of any  you would like to attend before confirming your commencement ceremony date. 

  • 9 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2024
  • 2 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2024
  • 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2024
  • 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2024
  • 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2024 

APPLY TO BE A COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER

Are you interested in being one of the five student speakers at the Commencement ceremonies this spring? Or do you know a graduate that you would like to nominate to be a speaker? The nomination and application forms are now available at . The nomination deadline is Monday, March 18, and the application deadline is Wednesday, April 3.

COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

Please bookmark the  as the primary source for information. This website currently includes an updated  and  pages and will be updated frequently over the next few months. Once you register, we will send you direct emails to help highlight important information for graduates and guests.

If you have any questions, please visit our FAQs or .

We look forward to celebrating this momentous occasion with you! 

The ϲʿͼ Commencement Planning Team


February 21, 2024

Dear Aggie,

Congratulations! You are invited to participate in one of the ϲʿͼ Spring 2024 Undergraduate Commencement celebrations. You have received this email because you have completed 140 units of degree-applicable credit as of the end of fall quarter, meeting the requirement needed to register. (Please note that participating in a commencement ceremony doesn’t mean you have completed your degree. To officially graduate and receive your diploma, you must have filed a graduation application online between January 17, 2024 and March 10, 2024 through the .)

COMMENCEMENT REGISTRATION

Mark your calendar — registration for the spring 2024 undergraduate commencement ceremonies opens at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 4, 2024, at ucdavis.edu/commencement

You must register to participate in one of the commencement ceremonies. When registering, you will be asked to choose a ceremony date from the five options below. Ceremony dates will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so register as soon as possible.

  • 9 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2024
  • 2 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2024
  • 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2024
  • 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2024
  • 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2024 

COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

Location: The ceremonies will be held at the in Sacramento. Each graduate can request up to six guest tickets. 

Please bookmark the commencement website as the primary source for information. This website currently includes an updated FAQ and plan your visit pages and will be updated frequently over the next few months. Once you register, we will send you direct emails to help highlight important information for graduates and guests.

If you have any questions, please visit our FAQs or contact us.

We look forward to celebrating this momentous occasion with you! 

The ϲʿͼ Commencement Planning Team