|What:||2022 MCB Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony|
|When:||May 19, 2022, 9 am|
|Keynote Speaker:||Tim Springer|
|Who:||Students graduating Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022, and Fall 2022 are eligible to participate. Students may only participate in one MCB ceremony.|
|Registration||Registration will open Mid-March.|
- 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.
- Mid-April: 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.