The Spring 2013 College of Engineering Commencement will consist of two ceremonies, one for baccalaureate degree recipients and one for graduate degree recipients. The dates and times are as follows:
Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony (Baccalaureate)
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Graduate Commencement Ceremony (Master's and Ph.D.)
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!
Spring 2013 Engineering Commencement Day of Event Instructions for Graduates:
Spring 2013 UC Berkeley Commencement: Separate from the Engineering baccalaureate commencement ceremony, Commencement Convocation is a University-wide celebration, open to graduating seniors from all academic disciplines. The 2013 UC Berkeley Commencement Convocation is scheduled for Saturday, May 18 at 10:00 am at Memorial Stadium. Ticket information and details can be found here.
Ticket and Seating Information for the Engineering Commencement Ceremonies
Commencement Live Webcast
The 2013 College of Engineering commencement ceremonies will be streamed live at: http://coe.berkeley.edu/BEgrad.
Letter of Invitation to Commencement for International Family Members (for Visa purposes)
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
1. Your full name
You will receive your letter by email within 2 business days of your request.
Caps and Gowns
Students are responsible for providing their own regalia, including hoods for Ph.D. candidates. Caps and gowns may be purchased from the Cal Student Store. For more information regarding caps and gowns, graduation announcements and ordering yearbooks please contact the Cal Student Store at (510) 642-7028. Store hours are: Mon. thru Fri. 10am - 6pm, Sat. 10am - 5pm, Sun. Noon - 4pm. You may also view purchase information here.
EOP Graduation Gown Lending Project: The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Graduation Gown Lending Project helps to alleviate the cost of commencement caps and gowns for EOP students. Please consider donating any black graduation gowns you may own to EOP to help future first-generation and low-income students be the next cohort to graduate from UC Berkeley. To see how you can donate, please contact EOP at email@example.com or (510) 642-7224.
Summer 2012, Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 B.S. and B.A. degree candidates who have an overall UCB GPA that ranks them in the top 20% of students in the College of Engineering will be eligible to purchase honors cords at the Cal Student Store for the 2013 commencement ceremony. For the academic year 2012-2013, the minimum UCB GPA required for HONORs (as determined by the Office of the Registrar) is 3.676. Due to pending grades, Summer 2013 and Fall 2013 B.S. and B.A. degree candidates are not eligible to purchase honors cords for the 2013 commencement ceremony. To confirm your cumulative UCB GPA through the Fall 2012 semester meets the cutoff requirement, please visit https://bearfacts.berkeley.edu.
During Commencement at UC Berkeley, student 'S' permit areas will be open to the public for an $8 fee. Drivers without an 'S' permit must purchase an $8 ticket from the dispensing machine in the 'S' lot and display it on their dashboard. Please read parking signs carefully. For Commencement, Parking & Transportation will sell parking spaces for $10 at the following 'F' permit lot locations: Foothill Lot (Hearst at Highland Ave.) and Upper Hearst Structure (Hearst at Gayley Rd.).
Disabled Parking: All designated disabled spaces and non-reserved spaces will be available at $10 to disabled patrons with certified disabled placards or license plates on a first-come, first-served basis. Disabled parking (DP) is available at the Upper Hearst structure at the corner of Hearst Ave and Gayley Road (there are two DP spaces on the lowest level entering from Hearst Ave, and several more DP spaces on the third level entering from Gayley Road). The Upper Hearst parking garage has the best path of travel (one relatively level block) from the parking area to the Greek Theatre. Please note there is a curbside drop-off area on Gayley Road just north of the Greek Theatre entrance for passengers with mobility disabilities who prefer to minimize the travel distance to the Greek Theatre.
For more information about parking, see the Parking and Transportation website.
Each College of Engineering department will host a complimentary commencement reception for graduates and their guests beginning at 11am. No RSVP is necessary.
Applied Science & Technology.............................. Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge
Bioengineering..................................................... Stanley Hall, First Floor Atrium
Civil & Environmental Engineering........................ O’Brien Hall Breezeway
Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences......... Bechtel Engineering, Trefethen Terrace
Engineering Science............................................. Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge
Industrial Engineering & Operations Research..... McCone Hall, Smilodon Plaza
Materials Science & Engineering........................... Hearst Memorial Mining Building,Betty & Gordon Moore Lobby
Mechanical Engineering........................................ Esplanade between Soda & Etcheverry Halls
Nuclear Engineering............................................. International House, Heller Patio
Operations Research & Management Science...... McCone Hall, Smilodon Plaza
The College of Engineering has made arrangements with Grad Images Photo to photograph every graduate at the moment the scroll is given. For more information about ordering photos visit the Grad Images website.
Orchid leis and floral bouquets will be offered for sale the day of commencement by Graduation Day Flowers. If you wish to pre-order floral products at a discount, and pick up at the ceremony, please visit http://www.graduationdayflowers.com.
Commemorative scrolls, not diplomas, are given out at Commencement. Diplomas for undergraduate and graduate students will be automatically mailed free of charge approximately 4 months after the end of the term to the diploma address supplied by you on Bear Facts. If you have any questions or need more information visit the Office of the Registar's website.
Blue & Gold Yearbook
To purchase your copy of the Blue & Gold Yearbook, UC Berkeley's official historical record, click here.
As a graduating senior, you have an opportunity to join a group of your peers and make a big impact on your College through the Senior Gift Campaign! Your support is critical to maintaining Berkeley’s position as one of the top engineering schools in the world. Visit our Senior Gift page for more information.
Commencement Program for Summer and Fall '13 Graduates
If you are participating in the Spring 2013 Commencement ceremony but will not graduate until Summer or Fall 2013, your name will be called at the ceremony, but not included in the printed program. Your name will be included in the Spring 2014 printed program. After June 1, 2014, if you would like to receive a copy of the Spring 2014 commencement program, e-mail your name, address, and the number of copies you are requesting to Dawn Kramer, firstname.lastname@example.org.