To officially graduate from UCSC you need to "Apply to Graduate" through your myUCSC student portal . The deadline for this process is usually during the fourth week of the quarter in which you intend to complete all of your degree requirements and can be found on the campus Academic and Administrative Calendar. This triggers the Registrar's Office and the SoE Undergraduate Advising Office to review your academic record to 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.
Your degree will be posted approximately six weeks after the end of the quarter in which you announced candidacy; your diploma will be mailed four to six months after the end of the quarter.
Both the School of Engineering and your residential college have graduation ceremonies. You are invited to attend either one or both. Graduation is held the final weekend of spring quarter of each year.
The SoE ceremony is a wonderful opportunity to share your impressive accomplishment with family, friends, faculty, and alumni. A reception follows the graduation ceremony. As soon as the SoE graduation ceremony is scheduled, the time will be posted on the undergraduate web site. In the spring there will be an SoE Graduation web site with answers to questions, a sign up sheet, and a form to vote for outstanding teachers and TAs.
Applying to graduate and registering to participate in campus Graduation ceremonies are separate processes.
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 BSOE major can be found in the UCSC General Catalog. Awardees have this honor included in their transcripts and diploma(s).