Commencement: Registration and Guest Tickets

How to participate in the Statistics Department Commencement

Students interested in participating in the Statistics Department Commencement Ceremony must register to participate. Registration information will be posted in early March 2017.

Who needs a ticket

Graduating participants do NOT need a ticket for themselves but will needed to sign up in order to participate. Each guest will will require a ticket. Children under 2 will need a ticket but are complimentary.

How to order guest tickets

Every graduate can receive up to 2 free complimentary tickets and may purchase additional tickets for $10 each. There is generally no limit to the number of additional tickets graduates may purchase, but this will depend on how many students sign up to participate. Seating is by General Admission and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional tickets can be purchased at the Cal Performances Ticket Office, by phone or online.

At the Box Office
The Ticket Office is located at the northeast corner of Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley campus.

Tue - Fri, 12 - 5:30 pm
Sat & Sun, 1 pm - 5 pm
Closed Mondays
(Holiday and University break hours may vary; please call 510.642.9988 for updates before visiting the Ticket Office.)

Order by Phone
Call 510.642.9988, Tues–Fri, 12–5:30 pm; Sat & Sun, 1–5 pm; closed Mondays. University break and holiday hours may vary. There is a $9 service fee per phone order.

Tickets can also be purchased online here. Please note that there is a per order and per ticket handling fee when ordering tickets online but there is no such fee when purchasing at the box office. Also note that “6” is highest number of tickets listed in the drop-down menu under “Select Quantity:” but there is no ticket purchase limit so if you need more, add 6 to your cart then go back (“Continue Shopping”) to add any additional tickets you need to your cart before completing your transaction.

At the Door
Tickets will be sold at the door just prior to the ceremony. However, we do recommend purchasing ahead of time. Though it is unlikely the ceremony will sell out, we cannot be 100% certain.

Please purchase the appropriate number of tickets, as Cal Performances cannot process refunds.

Graduates inviting international guests

If you are inviting international guests to the commencement who need to apply for a visitor’s visa, you may contact the following Student Services Advisors to obtain a letter verifying the commencement date (this can be submitted with your family member's visa application). Include the names of the people applying for visas and their relationship(s) to you. Visit the Berkeley International Office to find out how to invite family members to the United States. Plan ahead, as this process does take time.

Undergraduate participants: Majabeen Samadi (
MA participants: Erin Blanton (
PhD participants: La Shana Porlaris (


Disability Access

The Statistics Department wants to make the commencement as accessible as possible to participants and guests. Participants should be sure to indicate if they or any of their guests require accommodations for a disability (for example, sign language interpreting, real-time captioning, wheelchair space, etc.). Participants who forget to do this or become aware of a guest who requires accommodations after they have signed up online, contact Denise Yee in at 510-643-6131 as soon as possible so that she can make arrangements with the Disability Access Services office. Please do not wait until the last minute, as these arrangements can take time and cannot be guaranteed.