May 25th, 2019
Graduation Day for the Class of 2019 is Saturday, May 25th. The Ceremony will take place from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Hertz Hall, with the Reception immediately following from 12:00 – 3:00 PM on Minor Plaza.
Each graduate will receive eight tickets to give out to guests to attend the ceremony. We will have some additional tickets to distribute to graduates who need them - more details to come.
You may order your own personalized graduation announcements to share your achievement with friends and family. Please note that these announcements cannot be used in place of graduation tickets so each guest will need a ticket to attend. To order your own personalized graduation announcements, visit the Jostens website.Go To Jostens
Graduation Regalia (tams, gowns, and hoods) will be rented. Do NOT purchase regalia directly from the bookstore. The Admissions and Student Affairs staff will coordinate regalia rentals. We will send out sign-ups for Regalia in early February.
For out-of-town guests, we suggest the Graduate Berkeley Hotel (formerly Durant Hotel), one of the options closest to Minor Hall. To book, please have your guests contact the Hotel Durant directly at 1-800-238-7268 and mention "UC Berkeley School of Optometry Commencement" to receive a 15% discount for guests who are visiting in conjunction with a UC Berkeley sanctioned event.
Click the buttons below for directions to Minor Hall and the Berkeley campus.
We have reserved the Bancroft Parking Lot on Bancroft Way across the street from the Berkeley Art Museum and below the tennis courts. Each member of the Class of 2018 will get one free parking spot reserved in his or her name. Either you OR a guest can use the reserved spot. For additional guests, there are other paid parking structures available. For more information, consult the Parking and Transportation website.Parking