CONGRATULATIONS, CLASS OF 2020!

Graduates, with tenacity and open minds, you earned your degree from one of the top universities in the world. This accomplishment is no small feat and we could not be prouder of you. As graduates of UC San Diego, you are poised to do incredible things and we cannot wait to see the waves you make in this world.

In celebration of your achievement, we invite you to join classmates from across the campus, esteemed faculty, and friends and family for Virtual Commencement 2020, hosted here, on June 13, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. A broadcast, specific to your undergraduate college, graduate division, or professional school, will be streamed on this page. You can also invite your guests to view the ceremony from your custom page in the Class of 2020 virtual yearbook, where you and guests can leave messages of gratitude and celebration.

We hope you will join us, and the entire Triton community, as we celebrate this most memorable milestone with you. Congratulations, Class of 2020! You did it.


Student Speakers

Jesús Alejandre Fernández ‘20

A message on the power that can be derived from unity.


The World Celebrates the Class of 2020!

To the College Class of 2020

Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom address the 2020 graduates.

Congratulations, Class of 2020

UC President Janet Napolitano shares a congratulatory message with the Class of 2020.

Show Your #UCSDGrad Pride!

Just because we can’t celebrate in person, doesn't mean we can’t celebrate together! Show off your grad photos, mortar board decorations, and Class of 2020 spirit with #UCSDGrad.

Additional Celebrations

Black Graduates

A celebration video, featuring graduate acknowledgments, future plans, and personal documentation, will be shared on June 12, 2020. Graduates are invited to participate in the 2021 Black Graduate Ceremony, where graduates from both classes will be highlighted.

Learn more about Black Graduation »


First-Generation Graduates

View profiles from the Class of 2020's first-generation graduates, highlighting their accomplishments, experiences as the first in their family to graduate from college, and words of gratitude for those who have supported them.

First-Gen Grad Virtual Recognition Website »


LGBTQIA+ Graduates

Join us for the premiere of a celebration video honoring our LGBTQIA+ graduates on Friday, June 12, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. Graduates are also invited to participate in the 2021 Rainbow Graduation.

Learn more about the celebration »

Native American Graduates

View graduate highlights with bios, photos, quotes, and memories from their time at UC San Diego. Graduates are invited back to campus next spring to participate in the 2021 Native American Graduates Honoring Ceremony.

View Our Native American Graduate Highlights »


Xicanx/Latinx Graduates

You're invited to join the Xicanx/Latinx Graduation ceremony on June 12, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. to celebrate the academic achievements of the Xicanx/Latinx scholar community. Graduates are also invited to join the festivities at the in-person graduation in spring of 2021.

Learn more about Xicanx/Latinx Graduation »