What:           2022 MCB Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
When:  May 19, 2022, 9 am
Where: Greek Theater
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Timothy Springer
Student Speaker: TBD
Who: Students graduating in Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022, and Fall 2022 are eligible to participate. 

Deadline to register: April 15

If you have not received a registration email, but are eligible to participate (see above), please email Katie Carson, kcarson@berkeley.edu

Tickets are available through Cal Performances for $15 a person. 
They can be purchased Online, by Phone: 510.642.9988, or in-person at the box office. Hours: Closed Monday, Tuesday–Friday, 12–5:30pm,  Saturday–Sunday, 1–5 pm

General timeline:

  • MCB commencement registration is open. Emails will be sent to all eligible students with information to register. Please fill out both the general commencement and MCB specific registrations if you are attending both.
  • April 15: Deadline to register for commencement.
  • May 14: General Commencement
  • May 19: MCB Commencement starts at 9 am

We will send updates regarding Commencement through graduates' Berkeley email. So please make sure you are checking your email for important announcements and updates.

MCB Commencement 2022

Campuswide Commencement vs. MCB Commencement
The Campuswide Commencement Ceremony (also known as General Commencement) and the MCB Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony are two different events. Campuswide Commencement celebrates all majors who are graduating at UCB and the MCB Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony is restricted to MCB majors only. Students interested in participating in the Campuswide Commencement should visit the Commencement website. The following information pertains only to our departmental ceremony.

Diplomas will be sent to all graduating seniors at no charge. Diplomas are mailed four months after graduation to the diploma mailing address in Cal Central. Make sure to check and update this address before graduation.

Commencement vs. Graduation
Commencement and Graduation are two separate things. 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. Students need to be on the degree list for the term in which all requirements for graduation will be completed. See Graduation and Transcripts and Diplomas for more information.