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Baskin Engineering Commencement

Mark your calendars!

Saturday, May 18, 2024: Baskin Engineering PhD Hooding Ceremony
Who: Eligible doctoral students

Monday, June 17, 2024, 9:00 am: Graduate Division ceremony
Who: Doctoral and masters students

Monday, June 17, 2024, 5:00 pm: Baskin Engineering ceremony
Who: Undergraduate students

PhD Hooding Ceremony

Saturday, May 18, 1-3 pm, Baskin Engineering Auditorium and Courtyard

Doctoral students and their families and friends are invited to participate in a hooding ceremony with their advisors, Baskin Engineering faculty and other members of the Baskin Engineering community, followed by a reception and photographs. Note that you are welcome to participate in the June Graduate Division commencement as well.

If you are eligible and planning to participate, you must register by March 15, 2024. 

Regalia is strongly encouraged. Herff Jones is our partner for regalia, their website for Baskin PhD students will be live soon. 

You can rent or purchase your regalia online from Herff Jones when their page is live. Watch this page and your email for this update.

  • Regalia will be shipped directly to your address and will come with a prepaid postage label for ease of return.
  • If you’re also participating in the June Commencement, you may hold on to the regalia and return it afterwards.
  • Please secure your regalia as soon as possible, no later than April 1 to purchase, or April 18, 2024 to rent.

You have the option of ordering announcements before or following the ceremony through Herff Jones. This page will be updated with a link to order.

Professional photographers will be on hand to take two photos during the ceremony (pre hooding and post hooding). There will also be a photo station for group photos with your family, friends, and advisor during the reception. After the event you will receive a link to your own private gallery to select one complimentary 5×7 photo, and the option to choose additional images to purchase.

June Commencement Ceremonies and Celebrations

Monday, June 17, East Field, UC Santa Cruz

Please see the UC Santa Cruz Commencement website for details. 

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Baskin Engineering grads, photo by Stephen Louis Marino
Ph.D graduate with computational media professors Michael Mateas and Katherine Isbister
Baskin Engineering class of 2023 graduates at the UCSC East Field
Baskin Engineering class of 2023 graduate
A group of Baskin Engineering professors and deans outside of the Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony
Baskin Engineering class of 2023 graduate
Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony 2023
Baskin Engineering grads, photo by Stephen Louis Marino
Baskin Engineering class of 2023 graduate