If you’re approaching graduation, congratulations! This page will help you make sure you take the necessary steps for everything to go smoothly.
While students often use “graduation” to mean multiple things, the university uses the following terms:
Graduation refers to you officially earning your B.A. degree and finishing your time as an undergraduate student. Expected Graduation Term (EGT) therefore refers to the term in which a student plans to complete their degree. Review for degree completion will begin at the end of your EGT term (which can be found on your CalCentral Dashboard).
Commencement refers to the ceremonies students attend to celebrate graduation. There is both a general ceremony for all students as well as departmental ceremonies. You can walk in a spring commencement ceremony if you will officially graduate any time between the Fall semester before the ceremony to the Fall semester after the ceremony (exceptions to walk earlier or later can sometimes be made if you will be studying abroad). Check out the Commencement Website for more information.
If you will not be enrolled at UC Berkeley in your EGT term, or withdraw in your EGT term, you may need to take extra steps to keep your spot on the degree list. See the FAQ below.
Click on your EGT Term below to find deadlines for: