Tickets, cap & gown, and photographs


Tickets are required for everyone except graduates.  Additional information about tickets will be e-mailed via the listserv and posted on the department website in early Spring 2017.

Graduation Announcements

Graduation announcements are formal notices to send to family and friends announcing your graduation. Announcements come in two forms, generic or personalized, and can be purchased from the Cal Student Store(external link).Announcements are formal notices, not invitations. You may include an invitation with your announcement.

Cap & Gown

Caps and gowns will be available for purchase in the Graduation Department of the Cal Student Store starting the week after Spring Break (tba).  Questions should be directed to the store at 510-845-1226 x688.


Masters and Doctoral students can rent hoods for the ceremony from the Cal Student Store(external link). You can also purchase your graduation gown and hood.

Honors Cords

Students completing their honors thesis in Political Science are eligible to wear an honors cord during the commencement ceremony. Cords will be conferred at the Honors Reception (students will be notified of the exact day and time via e-mail).

Professional Photographs

Professional photographs at the ceremony will be taken by Grad Images Photo.