Your Questions Answered
Question: If I am fully vaccinated and coming to campus, do I need to fulfill the weekly asymptomatic testing requirement?
Answer: Following the science from our faculty and researchers and under the guidance of federal and state agencies, our weekly asymptomatic testing requirement for those who have been fully vaccinated has been lifted. Students, faculty and staff coming to campus who have been fully vaccinated (two weeks after your final dose of vaccine) are no longer required to test weekly.
Question: Will the 2021 commencement ceremonies be in person?
Graduates will have the opportunity to attend ceremonies in person on RIMAC Field or Triton Track, with no more than two guests. All graduates and guests must be fully vaccinated or have had a negative COVID-19 test within 24 to 72 hours prior to the ceremony. To learn more, visit commencement.ucsd.edu
Question: What else should I know about the commencement ceremonies?
Answer: Separate ceremonies will be held for each undergraduate college as well as the Graduate Division, Rady School of Management and the School of Global Policy and Strategy. Events will reflect the culture of each college and division and will feature an address from the Chancellor, a keynote talk by alumna and Black Lives Matter Global Network co-founder Alicia Garza, and a student speaker. Each registered graduate will be individually recognized whether joining remotely or in person, and the university will officially confer degrees upon all graduates.