UC Santa Barbara 2020 Graduate Commencement





June 12, 2020


Ph.D. Regalia Attire

The University of California Doctoral Gown is in UC Blue with gold piping. The Doctoral Hood has a UC Blue velvet trim with UC Blue and Gold lining. The cap comes with a gold silky tassel but can be upgraded to a gold bullion tassel (Ph.D. Only).

Note: All UC Campuses share the same doctoral regalia.


UC Santa Barbara commencement


Quick History of UCSB

Originally established in 1891 as an independent teacher’s college, it joined the UC School system and became the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1944. UCSB is considered one of the nation’s Public Ivy universities, which recognizes the school as a top public research university. This 1,055-acre suburban campus is one of the few schools that has its own beach and rests on cliffs that overlook the Pacific Ocean. The school is also known for its biking system, where more than 50% of the student population uses bicycles as their main mode of transportation. On the East Campus of UCSB, bicyclists have the right of way.


UCSB’s mascot is the Ole the Gaucho, named after Douglas Fairbanks' character in the film “The Gaucho”. UCSB is known for having one of the greatest soccer team rivalries with the Cal Poly Mustangs. The two schools have competed together in the Blue-Green Rivalry since 1921.

Notable Rankings

UC Santa Barbara offers 55 graduate degrees and its graduate studies have an emphasis on research. Ten of the school’s departments have been ranked in the top 10 of the country. A few of them include Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, and History. The school’s sociology department is ranked the best in sex and gender research. The school is known for its variety of club sports teams but is mainly popular for rowing and surfing.

Additional Information

Main Campus Address: UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Main Campus Phone Number: 805-893-8000
School Colors: Pacific Blue & Gaucho Gold
Alma Mater: Hail to California


Not all Graduate programs and dates may have been listed above. Please refer to the school website for more information.