University of California, Berkeley

will be holding its


on Thursday, May 21, 2020

at 2pm in Zellerbach Auditorium

Speaker: TBD


All Mathematics & Applied Math majors (as well as Mathematics, Applied Math, and Logic MA and PhD students) graduating Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020 are cordially invited to participate in commencement.


How To Sign Up For Commencement

More information about registration and ticketing will be available in spring.


On The Day of The Ceremony

There will be a mandatory rehearsal of the graduation procession scheduled to begin promptly at 1:00pm in the foyer of Zellerbach Auditorium. All students participating in the ceremony should arrive at Zellerbach no later than 12:30pm. Doors will open for guest seating at 1:30pm. The ceremony will last approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes. A reception will follow in front of Zellerbach Auditorium, on Lower Sproul Plaza. 


Graduation Regalia

The ceremony begins with a formal procession of faculty and students. Therefore, students are required to wear cap and gown. To rent graduation regalia, and to buy senior rings, etc., please visit the Graduation Department of the Cal Student Store.


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 Jennifer 966 Evans (jensixt [at] 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.



Diplomas will be available about 3.5 months after the end of the term to your diploma mailing address in Cal Central. See here for instructions on updating your diploma mailing address. If you need proof of graduation before then, you can obtain a Certificate of Completion from the Office of the Registrar. Once your diploma has been prepared, you will receive it in the mail free of charge.



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.


During commencements at UC Berkeley, student "S" Permit areas will be open to the public for a fee. Drivers must 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.