Tickets, cap & gown, and photographs


All graduating students who sign up to participate by the deadline will receive 2 complimentary ticket to the 2024 Political Science Department Commencement at the Zellerbach Auditorium. Due to limited seating at the venue, graduating students will only be able to purchase 2 additional tickets up until we will release all remaining tickets. Dates tba.

Additional tickets will be available for online purchase only.  

Tickets available ONLINE ONLY:  

Please be advised of the CalPerformance's ticket limit policy: If any ticket purchasers go over the limit, their additional tickets will be canceled without notice.

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 at the Cal Student Store (Graduation department) at 2495 Bancroft Way and the Student Store at 2470/2480 Bancroft Way after Spring Break. 


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.