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Spring Commencement/2020 Graduation Page

Rausser College's Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremony is looking into alternative celebrations amidst COVID-19. Please see the 2020 Graduation Page for more information.

Read Chancellor Christ's Letter to the Class of 2020 Students. Follow the links to the left for more detailed information.

Commencement or Degree Conferred?

Commencement and degree conferral are two separate entities. 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. Degree Conferral is the process by which you receive a degree from Berkeley. See Diplomas and Graduation for more information.

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

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

Registration for Commencement

Thank you to those who registered. The video slideshow is available at

Questions about Commencement

Please email