4.2 Graduation

Students are encouraged to participate in the commencement ceremonies held in May at both Berkeley and UCSF. Upon completing their dissertation, students become eligible to participate in the graduation ceremonies, and receive their diplomas that list both Berkeley and UCSF as the degree-granting institutions.

Graduating students have an additional option of being hooded individually at their exit seminar. If electing this option, a hood must be reserved three weeks in advance from the UCSF Group administrative office.