From Chancellor Gary S. May

We are saddened to share UC Davis Commencement Ceremonies will not take place in the same way as previous years. In consultation with public health experts and given the serious health concerns, we could not risk the safety and security of our students, parents and families. While some may believe the COVID-19 pandemic will subside in a few months, given the rapid and evolving nature of the virus, the risk is too great to the community to assemble large gatherings such as UC Davis Commencement. As such, we have shifted our planning to host a virtual Commencement celebration for our graduates in June AND are exploring options to also convene a more traditional, in-person Commencement ceremony in late 2020.  

We are actively looking at alternatives to celebrate our graduates in an appropriate manner and want your feedback. As we explore these options, we have developed a on ways to honor and celebrate your journey as an Aggie as well as options for the best timing to host the postponed, in-person ceremony. Please by Wednesday, April 15, and we look forward to celebrating together in the best way we can.