School of Veterinary Medicine Ceremony

For complete commencement information, go to the SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE COMMENCEMENT WEBSITE.

  • Saturday, May 27, 2017, 11.00 a.m.
  • Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Assembly at the Mondavi Center

Candidates for degrees and resident certificates will assemble in the Studio Theater at 10:15 a.m. Faculty and stage party members will assemble in the staging areas inside the Mondavi Center at 10:00 a.m.

Order of Procession

The procession will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. The order of the procession will be the candidates, faculty, marshall and stage party. D.V.M. degree candidates will be seated on stage.


The ceremony will include remarks by the dean, student speaker, and commencement speaker; the presentation of awards; the conferring of degrees and hoods; and the administration of the Veterinarian's Oath.

At the appropriate time in the program, candidates will rise for presentation to the chancellor/provost. Following degree conferral, candidates will cross the stage and hand their name cards to the announcer for presentation to the Chair of the Faculty (Marshal) who will invest the hoods. Candidates will cross the stage to the chancellor/provost and the dean and then return to their seats to be led in reciting the Veterinarian's Oath.

The ceremony, approximately two hours in length, concludes with a recessional by the stage party, followed by faculty and graduates.

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See Photographs under General Information.


Following the ceremony, light refreshments will be served in the lobby of the Mondavi Center for degree recipients, their families and friends, and friends of the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Admission to the Ceremony

Please refer the Veterinary Medicine commencement website.

Gown and Hood Return

To avoid a late-return charge, gowns must be returned to the collection staff located in the Studio Theatre immediately following the ceremony or to the UC Davis Bookstore no later than Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Hoods, which are the property of the School of Veterinary Medicine, will also be collected in Studio Theatre.

For rental information, see Academic Dress under General Information.


All questions regarding the School of Veterinary Medicine ceremony should be directed to the Office of the Dean–Student Programs, (530) 752-1383. For more detail, see the School of Veterinary Medicine website.

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