Kresge College 2024 Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, June 16th @5pm

CHECK IN: Graduates and Guest at 4pm-4:45pm | Arrive 15 mins prior to start of ceremony

Located on UCSC East Field

Commencement is almost here! Prepare for your special day by following the steps below. Commencement Program below.

GradPass and guest tickets
You can access your GradPass and guest tickets in Marching Order, please have these available on a smartphone or printed. Graduates must keep their GradPass on them at all times, the GradPass will be scanned behind the commencement stage to connect to the student's pre-recorded name. Guests will need a ticket to enter the venue.

Parking for commencement is located at East Remote Parking (Lot 104). A commencement permit is required to park in the lot. Click here to access a parking map to share with your guests. TAPS manages parking permit distribution, if you have any questions or concerns please email TAPS or find additional parking information here.

Shuttles will be available from the parking lot to the venue's main entrance at all times.

Checking in
Please arrive one hour before your event start time. The procession will begin 15 minutes before the ceremony gets underway. Check-in will take place at the East Gym. Please enter using the gates at the basketball courts or on the service road between the tennis courts and the swimming pool.

At the East Gym, your GradPass will be checked and you will line up with your fellow graduates to prepare for the processional. We encourage you to stand in the same line with your friends if you want to sit with them during the ceremony.

The venue will open one hour before the event start time for guests to check in and get seated before the processional begins.

Prohibited items at commencement
Signs and banners, umbrellas, pets (ADA service animals are allowed), drones, confetti, noisemakers, balloons, alcohol, smoking, or other drugs.


The commencement live stream and virtual program will launch on the commencement website starting June 14.


Visit the UCSC Commencment page for the full information as it develops.






1. Check in with both our College Advisors ( and your Major advisor(s) to be
sure you have already, or are on track to, complete all requirements to Graduate.

2. Apply to Graduate with the Registrar office before the deadlines. (late fees will apply!)

  • Graduate Fall '23:  Dec. 15, 2023 ($75.00 late fee) -- Jan. 26, 2024 ($100 late fee)
  • Graduate Winter '24:  Feb. 2, 2024 -- Mar. 22, 2024 ($75.00 late fee), -- May 3, 2024 ($100 late fee)
  • Graduate Spring '24:  Apr. 26, 2024 -- June 13, 2024 ($75.00 late fee) -- July 25, 2024 ($100 late fee)
  • Graduate: Summer '24

 To stay current with commencement planning, please check back here.  And Opt-In for monthly Commencement Newletters on the main UCSC Commencement page.  We will be posting update information as soon as it is available to us. 

 Kresge Commencement 2023 Slug Crossing Video