What:           2023 MCB Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
When:  Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Where: Greek Theater
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Gary Firestone
Student Speaker: TBD
Who: Students graduating in Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Summer 2023, and Fall 2023 are eligible to participate. 

Deadline to register: April 15

Instructions for registration were sent on March 15th.

Tickets will be available starting April 1st through Cal Performances for $15 a person. They can be purchased Online, by Phone: 510.642.9988, or in-person at the box office. 

General timeline:

  • March 15: 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 15: Deadline to register for commencement.
  • May 13: General Commencement
  • May 16: MCB Commencement

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.

Emailed Announcements

MCB Commencement 2023

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.