Class of 2020 Commencement

Students after receiving their White Coats

How many of you remember this photo? Here you are now, on the brink of Graduation! The next few months will be filled with plenty of exciting events!

When and Where

Commencement will take place on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 10:00 AM on the Commencement Lawn of the T. Denny Sanford Medical Education and Telemedicine Center. Graduates should plan to arrive at MET Lower Auditorium by 9:00 AM on Sunday, May 31, 2020 to receive instructions regarding the Commencement Ceremony. The ceremony will begin promptly at 10:00 AM (and yes, you will need all that time to receive your instructions and prepare for the procession!). The ceremony usually runs about 2 1/2 hours. UC San Diego School of Medicine - Commencement Lawn. 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093

What to Wear

The ceremony will be tented and on grass. Wear something comfortable and cool. It’s difficult to predict the weather, but June can be very warm.


Guest parking is free on the weekends; parking staff and signs will direct participants into the Gilman parking structure. Parking information can be found here.

Lodging Information

Please follow this link to the UC San Diego Visitor's Guide for local lodging information.