Preparing to Graduate

University Commencement

Commencement for the Class of 2022 will be held Sunday, June 12, 2022.

Please visit the Commencement website for information about the University events during the week of Commencement, including information about the Class of 2020 ceremony on Saturday, June 11th.

Family members and guests with mobility concerns and disabilities are welcome and encouraged to participate in Commencement Weekend activities. Please take a moment to review the available accommodations and resources.

Political Science Diploma Ceremony

The diploma ceremony for the Political Science department takes place following the larger University ceremony for the Class of 2022 on Sunday, June 12, 2022 in Crothers Courtyard.  The diploma ceremony on Sunday, June 12th will recognize participants from the Classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022.

We begin with a reception from 11:30am-12:30pm to allow students and their families to make their way from the large stadium to Crothers Courtyard, located directly across from Encina Commons. Seating is first come, first serve for families. Students will be asked to take their seat around 12:15pm and we will begin promptly at 12:30pm. Our diploma ceremony includes the hooding of our PhD students and awarding degrees to our undergraduate students. If you have any questions regarding the ceremony please email Zach Brown, the Undergraduate Student Services Officer.

Prior to Commencement, students should complete the following:

Careers after Graduation

Students in the program have excellent preparation for further study in graduate or professional schools as well as careers in government, business, and not-for-profit organizations. For a listing of some careers our Political Science graduates have pursued, please check our featured alumni page.