A Class of 2022 graduate celebrates with a hug with a faculty member.
A Class of 2022 graduate hugs Associate Professor Sumathi Sankaran-Walters following the commencement ceremony at Mondavi Center.

Thursday, June 15

Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts in Davis, California
Ceremony begins at 10 a.m. (main doors for guests open at 9 a.m. Theater doors open at 9:30 a.m.)

Reception immediately following the ceremony

Commencement holds special significance for our school’s degree candidates as well as their families and friends. Congratulations on your special day!

The following information provides you with useful information about our commencement celebration.

View the 2023 Commencement Program (PDF)

Information for graduates

  • Graduates assemble prior to the ceremony at 8:30 a.m. in the Studio Theater located in the Mondavi Center. Detailed commencement instructions provided in May.
  • The ceremony includes remarks by the School of Nursing dean and student speakers, presentation of awards and the conferring of degrees.
  • Cap and gown rental: Online ordering is available through the UC Davis Store commencement site. Deadline to order is April 18.
  • Registration: Each graduate will need to register to participate in the School of Nursing ceremony to ensure we have all of your information correct, including how you’d like your name announced. Please remember to register via the link that was shared with you via email. Deadline to register is May 5.


Each graduate will receive 10 tickets. Tickets to attend the commencement ceremony are free of charge and distributed to graduates in advance of the ceremony. Tickets are required for admission for all guests (including infants and children) and provided to you by your graduate. Seating is general admission.

For the convenience of all guests with limited mobility, we advise them to arrive as early as possible to locate seating.

Health and safety protocols

UC Davis is committed to providing healthy and safe facilities. Based on campus, county, state and CDC guidelines at the time of the event, protocols may be in place.  Currently, there are no restrictions in place. Please visit the Mondavi Center’s website for more information prior to the event.

Parking and directions

Parking is free for those attending the commencement ceremony in the South Entry parking structure and adjacent Lots 1 and 2. Visit the Mondavi parking web page to view the map for parking areas.

A portion of the parking structure’s ground level is reserved for vehicles displaying disabled person placards or plates. Guests with limited mobility may be dropped off and picked up in front of the Mondavi Center.


The School of Nursing commencement is broadcast live via a webcast for friends and family members unable to attend the ceremony. A recording of the webcast is also available online for several months following the ceremony. Please see the UC Davis Commencement Webcasts website

Useful links for out-of-town guests

We encourage out-of-town guests to make reservations for accommodations early, as commencement events brings many visitors to Davis and Sacramento and lodging becomes scarce. The same goes for restaurants — make a reservation in advance. *

*Links provided for reference and do not represent endorsement.

Questions? Please email our events manager, Tina Brunello, at tbrunello@ucdavis.edu.