Degree List vs. Commencement List (pertains to undergraduates only)
IMPORTANT! Participating in the commencement ceremony does not mean you have graduated. Undergraduates: read on to see which applies to you and when you need to add yourself to each list. Statistics MA students: see Erin Blanton for formal MA graduation procedures. Statistics PhD students: see La Shana Porlaris for formal PhD graduation procedures. Biostatistics graduate students: see Sharon Norris for formal graduation procedures.
Degree List. The degree list is how you officially signal the university that you are ready to graduate and are in the process of completing your final courses for your degree. In order to graduate, you must add yourself to the degree term (the spring, summer, or fall) in which you expect to complete all of your degree requirements (e.g., college, double major, minors, incompletes). If you are too late to add through CalCentral, you may still petition to add yourself to the degree list via petition at the College of Letters & Science (206 Evans Hall).
Statistics Commencement List. The commencement list is how you inform us that you are planning to participate in the Statistics Department May 2017 Commencement. The event is a celebration for you and your family at the completion (or near completion) of your college years. At the Statistics Commencement, students receive a scroll, which symbolically represents a diploma. You do not actually receive your diploma at the ceremony. Your diploma is mailed about 3.5 months after the end of your last semester (see http://registrar.berkeley.edu/academic-records/transcripts-diplomas). Information on how to participate is found on the Registration & Guest Tickets page.
Main Campus Commencement. The UC Berkeley campus holds a graduation commencement ceremony in both the fall and spring semesters. This ceremony is open to all majors and there is a separate registration process to participate. More information can be found here: https://commencement.berkeley.edu/.
Participating in a commencement ceremony does not put you on the degree list, nor does putting yourself on the degree list automatically sign you up for commencement. If you wish to participate in a ceremony, you must register by the deadline.