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.

The deadline to sign up (April 29th) has passed.

Who needs a ticket

Graduates who are participating in the ceremony will not need a ticket but should be dressed in cap and gown. Every guest must have a ticket to be admitted to the ceremony, including children under 2 (for fire code reasons). 

How to order guest tickets

Every graduate who signed up to participate can receive up to 2* free complimentary tickets. Instructions on when/how to pick up these guest tickets will be sent directly to participants by their respective undergraduate, masters or PhD student services advisor.

Due to the overwhelming number of graduates who signed up to participate this year, we have to place an initial limit on the number of additional guest tickets participants can purchase. Participating graduates may purchase up to 1 additional ticket for $10 if purchased before May 14th. On May 14th, we will send an announcement if any additional tickets remain for purchase which will be on a first come, first served basis.

Participating graduates can purchase their 1 additional ticket at the Cal Performances Ticket Office located at the northeast corner of Zellerbach Hall or by phone 510-642-9988. Tickets cannot be purchased online for the Statistics Commencement. Ticket Office hours are: Tues–Fri, 12–5:30 pm; Sat & Sun, 1–5 pm; closed Mondays.

Seating is by General Admission and is on a first-come, first-served basis except for guests needing wheelchair or other disability-related accommodations.

*Note: Children under 2 who will not need their own seat can receive a complimentary ticket at the ceremony so they will not count against your 2 complimentary tickets.


The Statistics Department wants to make the commencement as accessible as possible to participants and guests. When signing up to participate, students should indicate if they or any of their guests require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) or information about campus mobility access features in order to fully participate in this event. 

Participants who forget to do this or become aware of a guest who requires accommodations after they have signed up online should contact Denise Yee at 510-643-6131 or dyee [at] berkeley [dot] edu with as much advance notice as possible so that she can make arrangements with the Campus Access Services office. Please provide (1) contact information of person who needs the accommodation, (2) their requested accommodation(s), and (3) any preferences issued about that accommodation.

Please do not wait until the last minute, as these arrangements can take time and cannot be guaranteed.