Graduating Seniors

Preparing To Graduate

To officially graduate from UCSC, you must apply to graduate through your myUCSC student portal during your final quarter of coursework. The deadline to do so can be found on the campus Academic and Administrative Calendar. After applying, the Registrar’s Office and the Baskin Engineering Undergraduate Advising Office will make sure all graduation requirements have been met. You will be contacted for clarification if there are omissions or inconsistencies. For more information about graduation go to the “When You’re Ready to Graduate” section of The Navigator.

Please also complete an exit survey for your major.

Your degree will be posted approximately six weeks after the end of the quarter in which you applied to graduate; your diploma will be mailed four to six months after the end of the quarter.

Graduation Ceremony

Both Baskin Engineering and your residential college have graduation ceremonies. You are invited to attend either one or both (applying to graduate and registering to participate in campus Graduation ceremonies are separate processes.) Graduation is held the final weekend of spring quarter of each year.

The ceremony is a wonderful opportunity to share your impressive accomplishment with family, friends, faculty, and alumni.

View the virtual 2021 Graduation Ceremony.

Baskin Engineering Honors

At the time you graduate from UCSC, you will be reviewed for Honors or Highest Honors in your major. The criterion to earn honors designations for each major can be found in the UCSC General Catalog.  Awardees have this honor included in their transcripts and diploma(s).

Additional information: Undergraduate Portfolios and Senior Thesis Forms

Undergraduate Portfolios:

Senior Thesis Forms:

Last modified: Mar 18, 2024