MCB Undergraduate Commencement

What:           2024 MCB Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
When:  Thursday, May 16th 9:00 am
Where: Greek Theater
Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Julius
Student Speaker: TBD
Who: Students graduating in Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summer 2024, and Fall 2024 are eligible to participate. 

Due Friday April 12th.

Tickets are now 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. 
The free tickets from registering will be available to pick up in VLSB 3060 during RRR week and Finals week. Must register by April 12.

General timeline:

  • Mid-March: MCB commencement registration opens. 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 12: Deadline to register for commencement.
  • May 11: General Commencement
  • MCB Commencement May 16, 2024 9am -11am

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

MCB Commencement 2024

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 information on this page pertains only to our departmental ceremony.

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. 

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.