University of California, Berkeley

will be holding its 

2022 Commencement Ceremony

on Friday, May 20, 2022

at 2pm in Zellerbach Auditorium

Speaker: Moon Duchin

Musical Performance: Math Orchestra of Berkeley

Berkeley Mathematics is pleased to announce that we will be hosting an in-person commencement ceremony to celebrate our 2022 graduates. All Mathematics & Applied Math majors (as well as Mathematics, Applied Math, and Logic MA and PhD students) graduating Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022, and Fall 2022 are cordially invited to participate in commencement. 


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How To Register for Commencement: 

Undergraduate Participants:

Step 1: Complete the Mathematics Undergraduate Exit Survey, which will provide you with a link to the 2022 Mathematics Commencement Registration Form


Step 2: Complete and Submit the 2022 Mathematics Commencement Registration Form


Undergraduates who wish to participate in the 2022 Mathematics Commencement ceremony are required to first complete the Mathematics Undergraduate Exit Survey, which will then provide you with a link to the 2022 Mathematics Commencement Registration form; advance registration is required to participate. Both the Exit Survey and Registration form must be completed by Monday, April 25th. Students who register by the April 25th deadline may receive up to two free guest tickets.


Graduate Participants:

Graduate students will be contacted directly by Vicky Lee to complete a Graduate Commencement Registration Form. The deadline to register is end of day, Monday April 25th. Students who register by the April 25th deadline may receive up to two free guest tickets.


How to Get Tickets: 

Registered undergraduate and graduate participants are eligible to receive up to two free guest tickets. Registered graduates can pick up their tickets in the Mathematics Main Office (970 Evans) through Thursday, May 19th. The Main Office is open daily from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Graduates will not need a ticket for themselves to enter Zellerbach Auditorium. 


Additional tickets are currently for sale for $5 each through Cal Performances at; the direct link to the Mathematics Commencement ticket page is linked here. We do not impose a limit on the number of tickets that can be purchased per graduating student. All guests, including infants/children, will need a ticket to enter the venue; for children 5 and under please select a "Child" ticket, which is offered at no charge. 


Guests can also purchase tickets by phone (510) 642-9988 and in person at Zellerbach Hall during regular business hours. The Box Office's regular business hours are Tuesday-Friday, 12:00pm-5:30pm, Saturday-Sunday, 1:00pm-5:00pm; the Box Office will also be open the day of the ceremony so guests can also buy tickets upon their arrival. We encourage you to order your tickets online as phone lines and the ticket window have been quite busy due to Cal Performances' 2022-23 season announcement and sales. Tickets purchased online will be delivered by email only. Mail and will call delivery methods are not available.

Students should email tickets [at] calperformances [dot] org if they have not received their E-tickets or if they have any general questions.


COVID-19 Precautions:

The Mathematics Commencement Ceremony will be following the current Cal Performances COVID-19 protocols. Vaccine checks will not be performed on site. All guests and graduates are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to wear a high quality mask inside Zellerbach Auditorium. 


On The Day of The Ceremony: 

All graduates participating in the ceremony must arrive at Zellerbach no later than 12:30 pm. There will be a mandatory dress rehearsal of the graduation procession scheduled to begin promptly at 1:00 pm in the foyer of Zellerbach Auditorium.


Doors will open for guest seating at 1:30 pm.


The ceremony is expected to last approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes. An outdoor reception will immediately follow the ceremony in front of Zellerbach Auditorium.


Ceremony Live Stream & Recording:

For guests who cannot attend in-person, the Department of Mathematics is working with Bay Streaming to live stream and record our commencement ceremony. The livestream is featured at the top of this page.   


Graduation Regalia: 

The ceremony begins with a formal procession of faculty and students. Therefore, all students are required to wear regalia (cap and gown). If you have questions or concerns about this requirement, or if graduation regalia presents a barrier to your participation in the ceremony, please contact Vicky Lee at vickyalee [at] berkeley [dot] edu.


Undergraduate Regalia:

To rent graduation regalia, and to purchase stoles, diploma frames etc., please visit the Graduation Department of the Cal Student Store (located on Sproul Plaza). 


Graduate Regalia:

The Mathematics Department will gift graduate student participants with a PhD or MA hood. Students must either purchase or rent their gown and tam/cap. The gown and tam can be purchased in-person from the Cal Student Store (located on Sproul Plaza); make sure to buy the items separately rather than in the set (since a fine quality hood will be provided). If you want to purchase a "fine quality" gown and tam, you can check out, Phinished Gown, or CapGown, which are online retailers. 


Departmental Honors:

The Mathematics Department will present honors cords at the ceremony to students who have met or who are projected to meet the three requirements for Departmental Honors: 1) An overall grade point average of at least 3.3, 2) An upper-division major GPA of at least 3.5, and 3) completion of Math 196 or completion of two graduate courses with grades of at least A- in each. Departmental honors will also be noted in the commencement program.  If you have questions about your eligibility for Departmental honors, please contact one of our Undergraduate Advisors, Thomas Brown (brown [at] math [dot] berkeley [dot] edu) or Marsha Snow (snow [at] math [dot] berkeley [dot] edu). Students expecting departmental honors should indicate such in the commencement registration form.  


Phi Beta Kappa: 

Membership in the Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) honorary society will be noted in the commencement program. Students who have joined PBK should indicate such in the commencement sign-up survey. Criteria for PBK membership can be found here.


Your Diploma: 

Diplomas will be mailed to your Cal Central “Diploma Mailing Address” approximately 4 months after the end of your graduation term. See here for instructions on updating your diploma mailing address. Once your diploma has been prepared, you will receive it in the mail free of charge. 


Undergraduates needing proof of graduation prior to receiving their diploma can find information on options for degree verification on the Office of the Registrar's website.


Graduate students needing a degree verification or certificate of completion can request one from the Graduate Division. If accepted, the Graduate Office can also provide a letter on department letterhead confirming degree completion.



GradImages professional photographers will be taking pictures of graduates at our commencement this year. Pictures should be available to view, share, and order online within a week following the ceremony. 



Guests wishing to buy flowers for their graduates will be able to do so in front of Zellerbach Auditorium. 



During commencements at UC Berkeley, student "S" Permit areas will be open to the public for a fee. Drivers much purchase their dispenser (DMT) ticket from the machine located in the lot and display it face-up on their dashboard. The dispenser ticket is only valid in "S" permit areas. Please read parking signs carefully.


The Telegraph/Channing Garage (operated by the City of Berkeley), located west of Telegraph between Channing Way and Durant Ave, is also available to the public.


For more information about commencement day parking, click here.


Special Seating and Other Accommodations for Guests:

To request special guest accommodations, please fill out our Accommodation Request Form by Monday, May 2nd. We will be in touch with more details and will do our best to accommodate your needs. 


If you would like more information about campus accessibility and physical access features, please go to




If you have any additional commencement questions, please contact Vicky Lee at vickyalee [at] berkeley [dot] edu. The Berkeley Mathematics Faculty and Staff can't wait to celebrate this special occasion with you all! 



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