|2013 Commencement Info|
Physics, Astronomy, Engineering Physics, Physical Sciences
A short reception in the mezzanine of Zellerbach Auditorium will immediately follow the commencement ceremony. Strawberries and sparkling cider will be served.
Commencement is a ticketed event and by invitation only. Graduating students have been sent appropriate information. Tickets are not available at the door on the day of the event. There are no exceptions; please plan accordingly.
Each attendee must have a ticket to be admitted to Commencement. (Graduating students and children under the age of five do not need tickets.)
Tickets are available in Student Services, 368 LeConte Hall, Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM (closed 12-1 PM). Please pick up your tickets by Monday, May 6, 2013.
Candidates who have moved out of the area, or are working full-time, may have their tickets mailed. Please mail a check (number of tickets - 2=____X $5) $ ___________ - payable to the UC Regents to:
RSVP for mailed tickets by April 12, 2013.
ON COMMENCEMENT DAY (May 21, 2013)
1:15 PM Zellerbach Auditorium opens.
1:20 PM Candidates arrive.
1:30 PM Organization of procession begins.
2:00 PM Ceremony begins promptly at 2 PM!
3:30 PM Reception begins.
5:00 PM End of event.
Our principal speaker will be
Diplomas are available approximately 3 ½ to 4 months after degrees are officially conferred (it takes several months to process). Details on diplomas can be found at: http://registrar.berkeley.edu/Default.aspx?PageID=diplomas.html
Each graduating student will have his or her photo taken by Grad Images – Grad Trak Photography as they begin to cross the stage to accept their scroll. There is no obligation to order graduation photographs. Details can be found at: http://www.gradimages.com/.
CAP & GOWN
Cap and gown will be available starting on April 1, 2013 and throughout May at the Cal Student Store. It is recommended that graduates obtain their cap and gown as early as possible. Lines are very long in May (sometimes a wait of more than an hour). The package includes cap, gown and tassel. Packages also include a hood for Masters and PhDs only. Cost is approximately as follows:
The Graduation Department at the Cal Student Store is located at: 2480 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704. For more information, call (510) 845-1226, Ext. 655.
Undergraduate students completing an honors thesis in the Physics program are entitled to wear an honors cord at Commencement. The honors cords are available for purchase by eligible students only at the Graduation Department of the Cal Student Store. Eligible students must be prepared to show student ID when purchasing an honors cord.
The Physics Department will provide a limited number of generic announcements with the purchase of tickets. However, the Cal Student store sells formal/customized printed announcements. For more information please contact the Cal Student Store at 2480 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704. Please keep in mind you will need to order formal customized announcements well in advance.
The City of Berkeley Sather Gate Garage, located west of Telegraph Avenue between Channing Way and Durant Avenue is also available to the public.
Special seating accommodations at
Commencement (Zellerbach Auditorium):