Spring Commencement

CNR's Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremony will be held in the Hearst Greek Theatre on Monday, May 20th, 2019 at 7 pm.

This date has changed from the originally advertised date due to an issue with the venue's availability.

New this season, 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 by 5:30pm 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 2018
  • Fall 2018
  • Spring 2019
  • Summer 2019
  • Fall 2019

The commencement ceremony is about two hours long.

Registration for Commencement

Registration is now closed. Students who did not register by the April 12 deadline are still invited to participate in the commencement ceremony but are not eligible for free tickets, nor will their names be in the printed program.

Students who registered online by the April 12 deadline should have picked up their 2 free tickets from the CNR front desk between April 24-26. Additional tickets will be $5 and may be purchased through Cal Performances, starting on April 24(click here for Zellerbach box office hours).

Questions about Commencement

Please email cnrcommencement@berkeley.edu.