Commencement is a ticketed event. Each attendee (including infants and children) must have a ticket to be admitted to the commencement ceremony. Graduates do not need tickets. These tickets are separate from those for the university commencement. For more information about Cal Performances ticketing policies click here.

Complimentary tickets are no longer eligible for pick up. Additional tickets will be $7 and may be purchased through Cal Performances, starting on April 26th (click here for Zellerbach box office hours). If any tickets remain they will be sold the day-of at the Greek Theatre Box Office (by North Main Entrance) before the commencement ceremony.

Special Seating and Other Accommodations

The deadline to submit special seating requests is April 29th. Special seating guest(s) should be dropped off at the south entrance of the Greek Theatre (through the Bowles lot). We will have special seating request information at this gate and ushers to assist special seating guests. Due to limited special seating, guests who cannot manage stairs may have a maximum of one additional guest sit with them in the special seating area. The house staff will make every effort to sit additional family and friends close by. Please note that the special seating area, while accessible, has concrete seating. Guests may bring seat cushions.

The deadline to submit communications accommodations is April 29th. Individuals who submit the online form prior to the deadline should check in with an usher upon their arrival at the Greek Theatre.

If graduates or guests require any other form of accommodation to participate fully in the College's Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremony, please contact us at Requests made after the deadline will be considered but may not be fulfilled without adequate notice. If you would like more information about campus accessibility and physical access features, please go to


We expect all students and guests to be courteous to the presenters as well as other audience members. Remember:

  • Turn off cell phones and other sound-bearing devices for the duration of the ceremony.
  • Remain in your seats until the Dean announces the end of the ceremony to ensure an enjoyable experience for all guests.

We'll see you at the Greek Theatre on Sunday, May 15, 2022!