Join more than 1,000 of your fellow graduates at ACGC,
UC San Diego’s only all-campus commencement event!
ACGC kicks off the UCSD Commencement Weekend by bringing together graduates from all of UC San Diego’s colleges, along with their families and friends, to celebrate
this amazing moment in their lives!


This informal event (no caps and gowns) takes place on
Friday, June 12th, and is free for graduates and their guests. Doors open at 5pm and the program begins at 5:30pm.

Arrive early to be one of the first 500 graduates who will receive a free ACGC Class of 2015 blanket!

Bring your family and friends to enjoy our brief program followed by the Happiest Hour, with free appetizers and local beer for attendees who are 21+.  The first 1000 attendees will receive a wristband for up to 2 free drinks!

Student and Guest Tickets
Food & Beverages provided
by Home Plate Sports Cafe

No ticket is needed to attend ACGC! This event is first come, first served.

Keynote Speaker: Danny Zuker

ACGC begins with a brief program including remarks from our Chancellor and the presentation of the Outstanding Senior and Outstanding Graduate Student awards, before a keynote speech by Danny Zuker.


Daniel “Danny” Zuker is an American television writer and producer, best known for his award winning work as an executive producer and writer for ABC’s Modern Family. Zuker has won Television Producer of the Year for the past four years at the Producers Guild of America Awards and the show has also earned the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Comedy every year since 2010.


Zuker has experience in countless areas of the entertainment industry, as a creator, writer, producer, and story editor for both television and movies. His most popular credits include Just Shoot Me, Grace Under Fire, and Roseanne.


Free parking is provided to attendees of the ACGC event. Recommended parking locations are the Hopkins and Pangea parking structures. DO NOT PARK in reserved parking spaces. For a map and directions to the campus, please click on the link. PARKING MAP
Free Class of 2015 Blanket!
The first 500 graduates entering the event will receive one free ACGC Class of 2015 blanket! Alcohol Service
Please bring a valid government-issued photo ID to the ID check station on RIMAC Field to receive a 21+ wristband. The first 1000 21+ attendees will receive a wristband with 2-tabs that may be redeemed for a free drink. A cash bar with local beer, and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. The bar will open immediately following the stage program. UCSD Bookstore
UCSD Bookstore will be selling UCSD branded merchandise, including Class of 2015 memorabilia, at RIMAC throughout Commencement Weekend. More Information
For questions about travel, including hotel discounts, see below. For all other questions or for more information, please contact 858-534-3080 or

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Jazzalyn Livingston is graduating from Muir College with a double major in Psychology and Public Health and a minor in African American studies. Her academic achievements have been recognized throughout her career at UC San Diego, having been named a UCSD Black Alumni Scholar four times, in addition to receiving the Outstanding Student Athlete and Ujima Scholar awards. She has utilized her strategies for academic success as a mentor to her peers. Since 2013 she has been an Academic Transition Counselor for the Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services (OASIS), providing academic, social and emotional support to first generation students from diverse backgrounds. She further utilized these skills in her role as a teaching assistant for the First Year Experience course, developing weekly lesson plans related to practical strategies and life skills for 25 first year students. Concurrently she served as a Black Student Union “Self Empowerment through Outreach Retention and Achievement” (SEMPORA) Intern for the Student Promoted Access Center for Education and Service (SPACES), supporting the Black Student Union’s retention and identity empowerment initiatives. She advanced from this position to serve as Vice Chair and then Chair of the Black Student Union, where she has had a direct impact on changing the campus climate through her programs and advocacy. Jazzalyn’s boundless energy and passion for improving the student experience at UC San Diego also led her to serve as a Resident Advisor for Sixth College. She produced over 50 social and educational programs for her residents and supervised the Multi-Cultural Living and Learning community.
Jonathan Monk is a graduating Doctoral student receiving a Chemical Engineering degree. Having received a Bachelor of Science from Princeton, Jonathan matriculated to UC San Diego for his graduate education and quickly distinguished himself through his achievements in both academics and service. As a result of his contributions to scientific research, Jonathan has been published in prestigious and competitive publications such as Cell, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Biotechnology and Nature Reviews Genetics. His academic work has progressed very quickly, despite the great amount of time he has committed to improving graduate and professional student life at UC San Diego. Jonathan has been a leader in the Graduate Student Association since 2012. He quickly progressed from a Social Coordinator position to being elected Vice President for Campus Affairs, before being elected President of the organization this year. In all of these roles he has taken great pride in building a sense of community amongst the diverse graduate student population and has leveraged social events to garner greater engagement, advocacy and academic involvement amongst his constituents. Jonathan’s efforts have resulted in significant increases in the resources and services available to graduate and professional students. He was central to the design of a comprehensive suite of professional development activities for his peers called GradVantage and has worked to create new programs to provide support for student field research and participation in national and international conferences. His contributions as a scholar and a student leader have been truly exceptional.
Travel and Hotel Information

All seven Bartell Hotels gladly extend a preferred discount rate to all
students, parents, alumni, family, friends and employees associated with
UC San Diego. Addtionally, university guests will be treated to a daily continental breakfast and welcome beverage (up to 2 adults per room).
Every time you stay at one of the Bartell Hotels' seven distinguished properties a percentage of the total room cost is donated to student scholarships and helps promote university events at UC San Diego.

Give to the Senior Class Gift

The Senior Class Gift is the collective effort of each graduating Senior Class at UC San Diego. It helps ensure that every eligible incoming freshman or transfer student has access to scholarships which provide the opportunity of an education for all at our world-class university regardless of economic background.

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