2019 School of Public Health Commencement Ceremony
School of Public Health Commencement Ceremony
Monday, May 20, 2019 | 8:45 a.m. | William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre
Reception to follow on the Campanile Esplanade
Register to Participate
If you would like to participate in this year’s School of Public Health Commencement Ceremony, you must register by Monday, April 22. Follow this link to access the Commencement Registration Form.
Eligibility for Participation
All School of Public Health undergraduate and graduate students (including JMP and OOMPH candidates) graduating in 2018-2019 are eligible to participate in the School of Public Health Commencement Ceremony. This includes those who graduated in Fall 2018 and those who intend to graduate in Spring, Summer, or Fall 2019.
Tickets to the Commencement
Tickets can be purchased in person (Zellerbach Hall Ticket Office), by phone (510-642-9988), or online from now until Sunday, May 19. Tickets can also be purchased the day of the ceremony at the Greek Theatre Ticket Office. Tickets will cost $10 each from now until May 3. After May 3, the ticket price will increase to $15 each. Keep in mind that each one of your guests MUST have a ticket and there are no exceptions. Note: There is no limit to the amount of tickets you can purchase.
To complete the SPH Exit Survey, please follow this link if you are a graduate student and follow this link if you are an undergraduate student. The results of this survey will allow us to improve the programs and services for the School of Public Health.
Cap & Gown
To learn more about graduation regalia and other items like announcements, diploma frames, and accessories, visit the Cal Student Store graduation supplies page, call (510) 229-4703.
Cap & Gown Lending Program
We understand the financial challenges some of our students experience and the School of Public Health Commencement Cap & Gown Lendin
gProgram is available to assist. We have a limited supply of BA, MPH, DrPH, and PhD graduation regalia. Please complete this application to request to borrow regalia. The deadline to submit an application is Monday, April 22 at noon. There will be an opportunity to donate your graduation regalia to the lending program after Commencement. Please consider donating your regalia to assist your peers and future graduates.
New Security Procedures at the Greek Theatre
UC Berkeley's Office of Parking & Transportation will sell parking for $10 at the Foothill Lot (Cyclotron Road, east of Highland Ave.) and the Lower Hearst Structure Level 2 (at the corner of Hearst Ave. and Scenic Ave., entrance on Scenic Ave.). The City of Berkeley Maxwell Stadium Garage (on Gayley Rd, next to the Greek Theatre) may also be available. All designated Disabled spaces and non-reserved spaces will be available for the same price to disabled students and guests with certified handicapped placards or license plates on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, Student ‘S’ Permit areas will be open to the public at the hourly rate. Drivers must purchase parking from the “Pay by Space” dispensing machine. Please read parking signs carefully for complete information.
For more information regarding the Campus-wide Commencement on Saturday, May 18, please see attached 2019 Grad Guide from the Cal Alumni Association and/or visit Berkeley's commencement website.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between the campus-wide commencement and School of Public Health commencement?
How do I get my four tickets to the SPH Commencement?
Do you need a ticket for a child or baby?
How do I register for the SPH Commencement?
Who is eligible to participate in Commencement?
How long does the commencement ceremony last?
What time should I plan to arrive on the morning of Commencement?
How do I get to graduation?
Where do I park?
Will I receive my diploma at the ceremony?
Where do I order regalia for commencement?
What color is our hood and tassel?
Biostatistics: The Public Health hood is a "white" and the tassel is “blue and gold.”
PhD: The Public Health hood is a "blue" and the tassel is “blue and gold.”
MS: The Public Health hood is a "yellow" and the tassel is “blue and gold.”
Where do I pick-up my regalia?
Where can I find information about lodging and dining?
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