2022 CCS Commencement


View the 2022 CCS Commencement Celebration livestream here.

Congratulations Class of 2022


The UC SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Program Policy requires that everyone using campus facilities either have their COVID-19 vaccines up to date (including a booster shot if eligible) or have obtained a recent negative COVID-19 test (within 24 hours for rapid at-home tests or 48 hours for PCR tests). We ask everyone visiting UCSB to comply with this requirement for the safety of everyone on our campus.

UC Santa Barbara cannot guarantee that all patrons or employees on site are vaccinated. Unvaccinated individuals may be present. None of these precautions eliminate the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

All guests and participants are asked to complete a COVID-19 Screening Survey (links below) before coming to campus and to self-attest that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have received a negative COVID-19 test result within the prior 48 hours for a PCR test, or 24 hours for a rapid antigen home test.

Mask-wearing is required in indoor campus shared spaces, and is strongly encouraged for our outdoor event, regardless of vaccination status. Per CDC guidance, the use of higher-grade N95 or KN95 masks is strongly recommended.

Individuals who have symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 should avoid campus altogether.

Please visit here for more information on UC Santa Barbara’s COVID-19 response.

The CCS Commencement Celebration will take place on Sunday, June 5th at 11 am in Storke Plaza (LOCATION IS NO LONGER CAMPBELL HALL) followed by a reception. Seating will open at 10 am. Graduates are to check-in with CCS staff by 10:30 am at the front of the seating area, closest to the stage. Guests can access Storke Plaza via stairs or elevator. Parking information is below.

RSVP: An RSVP form with a deadline of May 1, 2022 was sent to all CCS students.

Guests: Seating is limited. Graduates will be able to invite up to 7 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 those who indicated interest.

Livestream/Recording: For those unable to attend, the Celebration will be live-streamed and recorded. The livestream is available here

Attire: Graduates may wear whatever regalia they wish, which can include any of the attire available through the UCSB bookstore. Recommended attire is “dressy.” Cap and gown are optional. For the first time ever, we intend to also provide CCS graduates with a braided cord to wear in honor of your graduation from our College.

The location is outside with minimal shade, 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.

Program: The CCS Commencement Celebration will include:

  • Speeches by the CCS Dean and our CCS Student Speaker(s)
  • Individual graduate acknowledgements
  • Professional photographs as you walk across the stage (Grad Images will contact graduates with photo purchase options)
  • Pieces written by our Music Composition graduates
  • Post-Celebration reception

For graduates who are planning to attend one of the L&S Commencement events the weekend of the 11th and 12th, please contact the Office of Event Management & Protocol via Commencement@ia.ucsb.edu.

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

Please feel free to share this information with family, friends, or faculty members who will be part of our celebration. More information will be posted to this webpage as details become available.



Parking information was emailed to graduates including a complimentary print-at-home permit for use by CCS Commencement Celebration guests, valid on June 5 until 4:00PM in designated lots (see driving directions below). Graduates were asked to ensure their guests receive this information and the complimentary permit.

Guests who wish to park on campus but who do not bring a printed complimentary permit will need to purchase a visitor permit when they arrive from a permit dispenser or an e-permit. More information on visitor permits is available here.

The parking area associated with the complimentary print-at-home permit is about a quarter-mile walk from Storke Plaza. Guests are encouraged to plan their arrival time with this distance in mind and guests who have mobility concerns may want to consider bringing a mobility aid. For information on Disabled parking on campus, please visit here. We will have event staff at Storke Plaza ready to help guests get to their seats.


Driving Directions


  • Take the Storke Road/Glen Annie Road exit off U.S. 101 approximately 12 miles north of Santa Barbara.
  • Turn right on Storke Road and proceed two miles to El Colegio Road.
  • Turn left on El Colegio Road and proceed to the campus entrance.
  • Follow CCS parking signs to available parking in lot 22. If lot 22 is full additional parking is located in adjacent lots 23, 27 & 29 (complimentary permit will be valid in these lots if lot 22 is full).


  • Take the Airport/UCSB exit [Highway 217] off U.S. 101 to the campus entrance approximately eight miles north of Santa Barbara.
  • Follow CCS parking signs to available parking in lot 22. If lot 22 is full additional parking is located in adjacent lots 23, 27 & 29 (complimentary permit will be valid in these lots if lot 22 is full).

For information on Disabled parking on campus, please visit here.


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 on June 5th. 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