Spring Commencement

CNR's Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremony will be held in the Hearst Greek Theatre on Sunday, May 17th, 9am. 

All patrons entering the Greek Theatre will be required to walk through metal detectors at the entrances to the venue. Please ensure that you arrive early to allow for this new security step and to ensure that you are in your seat and ready for the performance on time!

Professional photography will be coordinated by Grad Images. They have a large team of customer care representatives ready to help graduates and family members with anything they may need. Contact them at (800) 261-2576, online at www.gradimages.com, or via email at giservice@gradimages.net.

Follow the links to the left for more detailed information.

Commencement or Graduation?

Commencement and Graduation are two separate events. Commencement is a ceremony, a celebration for you and your family of the completion (or near completion) of your college years. Participating in Commencement does not mean that you have graduated. Graduation is the process by which you receive a degree from Berkeley. See Diplomas and Graduation for more information.

All CNR students who graduated or will graduate in the following semesters are invited to participate:

  • Summer 2019
  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2020
  • Summer 2020
  • Fall 2020

The commencement ceremony is about two hours long.

Registration for Commencement

Information about registration and ticket acquisition will be available on March 13th, 2020. Please register at this link between March 13th and April 10th. You must sign in with your UC Berkeley account to register.

Questions about Commencement

Please email cnrcommencement@berkeley.edu.