2023 CCS Commencement

Congratulations Class of 2023!

CCS Commencement will take place on Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 11:00 am in Campbell Hall followed by a reception directly outside of the hall in Cheadle Plaza. Graduates must check-in and be seated by 10:30 am for ceremony instructions. Doors to the hall will open at 10:00 am.

RSVP: graduating students have received an RSVP form via email with a deadline of April 17th. If you are planning to graduate and did not receive an email, please contact info@ccs.ucsb.edu. 

Guests: Seating is limited. Graduates will be able to invite up to 5 guests without qualification. If a graduate will be requesting additional guests, please be sure to indicate this in the RSVP form. In May, the College will provide information about the availability of additional seats to graduates who indicated interest.

For guests who wish to attend virtually, we plan to have a livestream available. In addition, a recording will be made available online later in the summer.

Program: The CCS Commencement is very personal and intimate. Our plans include:

  • Speeches by the Dean, keynote speaker and CCS Student Speaker(s)
  • Pieces composed by our Music Composition students will be played
  • Individual graduate acknowledgements
  • Post-ceremony reception in the plaza

Note: there will be a professional photographer present from Grad Images. Information about photos available for purchase will be sent to students directly.

Attire: Graduates may wear any regalia available through the UCSB bookstore or other appropriate attire. CCS graduates will receive a braided cord to wear in honor of their graduation from our College.

The ceremony is inside while the post-ceremony reception is outside with minimal coverage, so please be sure to protect yourself from the elements. The weather in Santa Barbara in June can vary widely. Be prepared for sun, fog, or even drizzle. Please check the weather and prepare accordingly to make it a safe and comfortable event.

Parking: a valid campus parking permit is required to park on campus. More information coming soon.

Driving Directions: information coming soon.

COVID-19: guidance and requirements regarding COVID-19 and our event will be posted here as they are available. Please visit here for information on UC Santa Barbara’s COVID-19 response.


Please stop by the CCS advising office or call us at (805) 893-4146 or email at info@ccs.ucsb.edu if you have any questions - we will be happy to help in any way we can.

Please feel free to share this information with your parents, family, friends, or faculty members whom you intend to invite to be part of our celebration. More details will be sent out to students and posted on this page as information becomes available.


CCS Students will need to declare candidacy on GOLD in order to finalize their degree. Deadlines to declare candidacy vary each quarter - please refer to the dates posted on the Registrar's website. Students should also verify their name and permanent address to ensure their diploma is delivered correctly. CCS students do NOT need to register for the L&S Commencement Ceremonies on GOLD in order to attend the CCS Commencement ceremony. CCS utilizes our own RSVP form, which will be sent by email to graduating students.

Recent CCS Commencements 

2021 Commencement Addresses

Full 2019 Commencement

Full 2018 Commencement

Full 2017 Commencement 

Highlights of the 2016 Commencement 

Full 2015 Commencement