Congratulations Class of 2023

In Person Ceremony, Mon 5/15, 2pm Greek Theater

Spring 2023 Economics Commencement Ceremony is on Monday, May 15 at 2pm at the Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley(link is external)

 

REGISTRATION

Economics 2023 Commencement registration will open in the Spring. 

 

 

Additional 2023 Commencement Information 

 

COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER

TBD

 

 

STUDENT PARTICIPATION

TBD

 

CAPS & GOWNS

Caps and gowns will be available for purchase at the Cal Student Store in the Graduation Department. The Cal Student Store can be reached for questions at 510-229-4703, and is located on 2495 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720. 

 

 

HONOR CORDS & NAME CARDS

TBD

 

 

ARRIVAL AT THE GREEK THEATRE 

The Greek Theatre will open for graduates and guests to enter an hour before the ceremony. Graduates and guests are STRONGLY encouraged to arrive early due to commencement day traffic and increased security clearance procedures. All graduates must be backstage at the Greek Theatre no later than 1:00 pm.

Additionally, if guests require special seating, please have them arrive at the Greek Theatre no later than 1:00 pm so they can be assisted before crowds arrive. 

The ceremony will last approximately 3 hours. 

There will be no reception following the ceremony. After the ceremony, many of the faculty will be on the mining circle across from Evans. Faculty would love to meet your families! And ;) they are available for photos. 

The Greek Theatre is open to the elements and graduates and guests should be prepared for varying weather conditions and a range of temperatures consistent with the Bay Area. There are no indoor, temperature controlled areas at the Greek Theatre and guests and students should dress accordingly. Sunscreen is highly recommended, as are blankets and/or layered clothing. 

The commencement ceremony will take place rain or shine.

 

SECURITY PROCEDURES AT GREEK THEATRE

All attendees entering the Greek Theatre will be required to walk through metal detectors at the entrances to the venue; please expect a 20-25 minute wait time to enter the theatre and plan accordingly. The ceremony will begin at 2pm regardless of those waiting to get through security, and we encourage you to arrive early to ensure that you are in your seat and ready for the ceremony on time!

 

TICKETS

TBD 

 

PROHIBITED ITEMS AT GREEK THEATRE

The following items are PROHIBITED inside the Greek Theatre:

  • LARGE BAGS OR BACKPACKS
  • GLASS BOTTLES / ALUMINUM CANS
  • ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
  • COOLERS / ICE CHESTS
  • BABY STROLLERS (designated parking is available inside)
  • SKATEBOARDS / BICYCLES / SCOOTERS
  • MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
  • FIREWORKS
  • NOISE-MAKERS / AIRHORNS
  • ROLLS OF TOILET PAPER
  • BALLOONS (may be tied-off at the entrance gates at own discretion)
  • UMBRELLAS
  • SIGNS / BANNERS / FLAGS
  • TRIPODS FOR CAMERAS
  • ANIMALS (with the exception of documented service animals)
  • LAWN FURNITURE OR CHAIRS (small blankets, cushions, and low-backed stadium seats are OK)
  • ANY ITEMS THAT CAN BE PERCEIVED AS WEAPONS

There is no bag or coat check available. All bags are subject to search.

 

PARKING 

We strongly encourage the use of public transportation or carpooling to the ceremony, if possible.  Parking on campus can be limited, and availability and prices may vary.  Please note there is a curbside, drop-off area on Gayley Road just north of the Greek Theatre entrance for passengers with mobility concerns who prefer to minimize the travel distance to the Greek Theatre. 

Payment for parking is CREDIT CARD ONLY - CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Visa, MC, Discover, and AmEx accepted. For more information about parking, see the Parking and Transportation website on Department Commencements here.  Please note that the Economics Department does not manage any event parking.

 

ACCESSIBILITY

The Greek Theater is wheelchair accessible. Attendees who use wheelchairs or have limited mobility may be dropped off at the North Gate entrance via the wheelchair ramp in front of the Greek Theatre Ticket Office, or the wheelchair ramp at the South Gate entrance. Guests should arrive early to ensure seating in designated accessible areas. Wheelchair accessible seating can be found near both north and south side entrances of the Greek Theatre. 

If attendees require 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, please contact Ashley Vera, at ashleyvera@berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible.

 

PICTURES

A professional photographer from GradImages will take pictures of graduates as they receive their scrolls, as well as additional pictures prior to and during the ceremony. There is no obligation to purchase these photos, and information will be available if guests do wish to purchase them from GradImages. The Economics ceremony is not professionally videotaped and no taped ceremony will be available for purchase. 

 

FLOWERS

TBD

 

DIPLOMAS

Diplomas are not given out at the commencement ceremony. Diplomas are mailed about four months after the end of a student’s graduating term. More information on diplomas, graduation verification, etc. can be found on the College of Letters & Science website here and Office of the Registrar website here.

 

LODGING

Information on lodging near Berkeley’s campus, and other local accommodations, can be found at Visit Berkeley. For more information on Berkeley campus tours, maps, and directions, please contact Berkeley Visitors Services.

 

2023 CAL GRAD GUIDE FROM CAA

TBD

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