Dear Class of 2021, their families, friends, and advisors,


The Math Department wants to acknowledge that these unusual times must feel particularly difficult for the Class of 2021, as they wrap up their final months with Cal, primarily remotely, if not completely remotely. 


In addition to the campus plans for celebrating the Class of 2021 (campus’ message to students can be accessed via this link), the Math Department will be releasing a pre-recorded online ceremony on Thursday, May 20, at 5pm PT. Graduate and undergraduate students with Expected Graduation Terms of Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 will be invited to participate in our ceremony. More information will be announced in late March after campus shares information about the online platform which will be used and any additional steps that need to be taken in order to participate.


In the meantime, please see below for some actions we need you to take if you would like to participate in the Math Department’s online commencement ceremony on May 20.

Graduation Checklist for Undergraduate Students:

  • Ensure that your Expected Graduation Term (EGT) in CalCentral is up-to-date by February 21. Your EGT is located on your Academics tab, under your photo. If your EGT is set to the term you plan to finish, and you will be enrolled at Cal during that term, you do not need to take further action. If you want to move your EGT to a different term or you will not be enrolled in your EGT term, please review the L&S FAQs about graduation.


Graduation Checklist for Graduate Students:

  • Review the “Steps to Filing Checklist” which Isabel sent on February 5, be sure to complete the Intent to Graduate Form by the end of day on February 21.


Graduation Checklist for Family and Friends:

  • Share your words of encouragement with us between now and April 18. We will incorporate your message into our online materials.

  • Encourage your graduate(s) to read their emails from both central campus and the department - lots of important information will be forthcoming this month and next!