Statistics Commencement 2022

Statistics Commencement 2022


Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 9:00am

Zellerbach Playhouse

Reception to follow

Commencement Speaker: Peng Zhao, CEO of Citadel Securities

Dr. Peng Zhao is Chief Executive Officer and one of the early architects of Citadel Securities, a global financial services firm, and a founding board member of The Asian American Foundation.

Register to Participate

If you would like to participate in this year's Statistics Department Commencement Ceremony, you must submit the Statistics Commencement Registration Form (must be logged into Berkeley account) by Friday, April 8th.

Please note that the Statistics Department Commencement Ceremony is separate from the campus-wide Commencement Ceremony. For more information regarding the general campus-wide Commencement, please visit their website.

Eligibility for Participation

All Statistics and Biostatistics students graduating Fall 2021-Fall 2022 are eligible to participate in the Statistics Commencement Ceremony. This includes those who graduated in Fall 2021 and those who intend to graduate in Spring, Summer, or Fall 2022.

Tickets to the Ceremony

Tickets are on sale on a first come first served basis for $12 each via, by phone (510) 642-9988 and in person at the box office in Zellerbach Hall during regular business hours. The box office is open Tuesday-Friday, 12:00pm-5:30pm, Saturday-Sunday, 1:00pm-5:00pm.  The direct link for online purchase is

All guests must have a ticket for entrance into the ceremony. If you are a graduating student participating in the ceremony, you do not need a ticket for yourself but will need to be in cap and gown.  

To help give us an idea of the number of tickets we will need for the event, you will be expected to note your number of anticipated guests in the online registration form.

Parking is available first come, first serve at the following UC lots for $10 credit card only:

    • WEEKENDS/WEEKDAYS: Lower Sproul Garage (Bancroft Ave, between Telegraph Ave and Dana St)
    • WEEKENDS ONLY: RSF Garage (intersection of Bancroft Ave/Ellsworth St)

Parking will be sold at the lots from 7am-10am, and permits will be valid until 12pm in the above lots. If you need to park after 12pm, you will need to relocate your vehicle after the ceremony to the Underhill Garage (corner of College Ave/Channing Ave), where your permits will be valid until 2am.


The Statistics Department wants to make the commencement as accessible as possible to you and your guests. If you or friends/family members who are attending the commencement require accommodations for a disability (for example, sign language interpreting, real-time captioning, wheelchair space, etc.), please be sure to indicate this on the Commencement Registration Form.

International Students: Inviting Relatives and Friends

If you wish to invite international guests to come to the U.S. for your commencement, email your Student Services Program Advisor to obtain a verification letter.  Be sure to include the family member name(s) and relationship(s) to you.  For more information, please visit the Berkeley International Office. Please note that you as the graduating student would provide the invitation letter and the Statistics Department would only provide supporting documentation to verify the date and time of the ceremony and to confirm your participation in it.

Cap & Gown

Caps and gowns are available for graduates to purchase at the Official Cal Student Store (2495 Bancroft Way) and in the Graduation Department at Fall Rush (2470 Bancroft Way). You can also purchase them online at the 

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