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Commencement 2022: An Additional Viewing Experience 

Commencement 2022 is right around the corner, and we are excited to be hosting the first in-person Commencement Weekend in three years!  

To accommodate the number of guests who wish to come and cheer on their graduates, we are offering an additional viewing experience at Golden Bear Stadium!  

Guests unable to secure a ticket for either indoor ceremony are invited to a real-time, high-definition viewing experience outdoors at Golden Bear Stadium. A professional-quality 17-by-30-foot LED wall will be set up in the stadium so anyone can cheer on the graduates.  

This outdoor experience is free and open to the entire University community—no tickets required! It’s a perfect opportunity to enjoy the ceremony for those who prefer an outdoor event or have young children and want more room to move around.   

The outdoor viewing experience is a rain or shine event. We highly recommend that guests dress for the weather and bring items like sunglasses, hats, sunscreen, raingear, stadium cushions (or beach chairs, if they choose to sit on the turf field), and comfortable shoes. Water and soda will be available for purchase.

Items to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Cash for water, soft drinks, and snacks
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • Lawn blanket
  • Beach chairs
  • Umbrella
  • Poncho

Items to leave at home

  • Tailgate equipment (including but not limited to grills, coolers, outside food)
  • Drones, professional audio, and video or recording equipment
  • Pets (service animals are welcome)
  • Sun umbrellas, portable sunshades, and pop-up tents

No pets are allowed, with the exception of service animals.  

While no tickets are required, for planning purposes, we kindly ask you to RSVP with the number of guests you plan to bring to the stadium. 

We look forward to celebrating Commencement 2022 with you!