Commencement at College Nine

The College Nine 
Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, June 14th, 2019 at 11am

 In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, UC Santa Cruz will not be able to celebrate commencement in-person. Chancellor Larive confirm that June Commencements will be enirely on-line. See the Chancellor's statement here. For more information on virtual commencement see below. 

  • Create Your UCSC Virtual Commencement 2020 Slides - Deadline Friday, May 22nd, at 8am

    Although, at this time, we are not able to celebrate in person, we would like to give you the opportunity to celebrate all that you have accomplished during your time at UC Santa Cruz.

    As such, we are planning an online celebration of 2020 Graduates so that you can remotely share this moment with your family, friends, and the UCSC community. Each graduate will have the opportunity to be recognized with an official slide that can be customized with your photo and a personal message, and which can be downloaded and shared on social media.

    Please register below, create a password, and submit the information needed to create your personalized graduation slide no later than Friday, May 22 at 8:00am.

    To register:

    1) Click this link and create your password:

    Set Password Here

    Note: The password link above is unique to your account, do not forward to others.

    2) Log in and complete the registration process.

    3) You may return to the site anytime by going to the Login Page and using this email address:

    For any questions, please email us at

    Applying for Graduation from the University

    Please be advised that applying for official graduation is a separate process that occurs through your student portal.  Students should verify their degree completion requirements by doing the following:
    • Check in with your major adviser to make sure you have fulfilled your major requirements
    • Check your Academic Advisement Report in your MyUCSC Student Portal
    • Verify that you have satisfied (or will satisfy) the following:
      • All University Requirements (including American History and Institutions).
      • All General Education Requirements.
      • The College Nine Core Course Requirement (this is waived for transfer students).
      • Completion of at least 179.5 credits.
      • No more than 25% of your UCSC credits taken for Pass/No Pass.
      • Minimum 2.0 UC GPA (cumulative).
      • 35 of the last 45 credits taken at UCSC.

    Please view the General Catalog for more information on degree requirements. We encourage you to meet with a College Nine Adviser if you have questions about your requirements or eligibility. Please refer to our Advising Hours Calendar for drop-in hours. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 831-459-5034 or visiting Slug Success

    More information can be found here.