School of Education Ceremony

  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Robert & Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Jackson Hall


Candidates for M.A. degrees and credentials will assemble in academic regalia in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at 3:20 p.m. Candidates for Ph.D. and Ed.D. degrees, and faculty will assemble in academic regalia in the second floor dressing rooms at 3:20 p.m. The stage party will assemble with regalia in the Green Room and join the lineup at 3:50 p.m.

Order of Procession

The procession will begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. The order of the procession will be the Marshal, official stage party, then faculty, followed by degree and credential candidates. Candidates will be seated in front of the stage on the main floor. The stage party will be seated on stage, with faculty seated on risers behind the stage party.


The School of Education graduation ceremony will include remarks by distinguished speakers, the presentation of awards and acknowledgement of degree and credential candidates. At the appropriate cue, each candidate will move and cross the stage to receive congratulations. The ceremony will close with a recessional.

Education students are invited to two separate ceremonies to celebrate the achievement of their Master’s, Ph.D. and Ed.D. degrees. The School of Education Graduation and the Graduate Studies Commencement (Credential students do not participate in the Graduate Studies ceremony). The Graduate Studies commencement will be held the day after the School of Education Graduation, June 15 at the ARC Pavilion.

Registration for the School of Education ceremony is required regardless of participation so that your information will appear in the School of Education program. Please visit the School of Education Graduation Central for more information and to register. Registration for the School of Education will open March 13.

With the observance of Ramadan between sundown on May 27 sundown on June 25, UC Davis is offering a prayer room at the Mondavi Center, the site of professional school commencement ceremonies.  The room will be open 1 hour before each ceremony through 1/2 hour after the conclusion of each ceremony for graduates and their guests.  Those needing to use the prayer room should request direction from the Mondavi Center’s ushers. It will have privacy from the general public lobby areas.

If you wish to attend the Graduate Studies commencement you may register online at Graduate Studies Commencement Central. Only register for Graduate Studies if you plan on attending.

The Graduate Studies Commencement ceremony honors all graduate degrees conferred by the UC Davis campus and includes on stage hooding for Ph.D. and Ed.D. degrees.  The Graduate Studies Commencement Ceremony is held on Thursday, June 15 at 4 p.m. in the ARC Pavilion.

With the observance of Ramadan between sundown  on May 27 to sundown on June 25, UC Davis is offering a prayer room in the Activities and Recreation Center, for ceremonies taking place in the Pavilion.

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See Photographs under General Information.


Following the ceremony, a reception will be held for all graduating students, their families and friends, and friends of the School of Education in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre of the Mondavi Center. 

Gown and Hood Return

To avoid a late-return charge, gowns must be returned to the collection staff in the lobby immediately following the ceremony or to the UC Davis Bookstore by the published deadline.

For rental information, see Academic Dress under General Information.


Tickets are required for the School of Education Graduation ceremony and are distributed by the School of Education.  Please see the Graduation Central section of the School of Education intranet for further ticket information.

Lauren Thomas, Events Manager
UC Davis School of Education
One Shields Ave., Davis, CA  95616-5270
p: 530-752-8847


Questions regarding the ceremony should be directed to the School of Education Events Coordinator at

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