Crown College

2019 Commencement Ceremony will be on  Sunday, June 16, at 9:00 a.m. at the UCSC Quarry Amphitheater

Sign up for the Crown Commencement starting 12 Noon February 15th through 5 pm May 10th.

Updates as of May 23,2019

1)Visit to learn about the 2019 parking sites, drop off locations for ride share services (Lyft & Uber) and free public transportation. Please review this information carefully and share with your family and friends who are coming to cheer you on at Commencement this year as there are notable changes from previous years. It is highly suggested you leave early and anticipate traffic delays.

  • Parking permits for Crown's Commencement ceremony will be available at the Crown Admin Office in early June. Students must present id to receive up to two parking permits. More information will be distributed closer to the date. 

2)On-line streaming information for all ceremonies and celebrations will be provided on the main commencement website soon for you to share with family and friends who are unable to attend the event in person.

 Sign up for Crown Commencement here!  

Registration deadline is May 10, 2019. The late registration period is May 12-31, 2019 (Space Permitting).

Students: please communicate pertinent information to your guests so they can plan accordingly. This allows all guests to fully enjoy the celebratory day with you. Thank you!

Prior to signing up for Commencement, please visit the graduation requirements page on the Registrar's Website. 

Crown Commencement Rehearsal 

Crown Commencement rehearsal is Thursday, June 13th at 1 pm in the Quarry. Commencement Rehearsals are only 45 minutes, there is a set rehearsal schedule for all commencement ceremonies. Students are encouraged to arrive early and participate in rehearsal at the Quarry. 

Multilingual Welcome

Multilingual Welcome Volunteers Needed! (5 pm Friday, May 10th deadline)

Graduating seniors help kick off Crown's commencement ceremony by providing a multilingual welcome to family, friends and peers. Sign-up to participate in the multilingual welcome through the commencement registration site.(See Above)


Crown Service Awards 

Crown College Service Awards - nominations due 5 pm Friday, May 10thnominations  are available here.

The Community Service Award and Terence Freitas College Service Award are two opportunities to recognize graduating students for outstanding service to the UC Santa Cruz and local Santa Cruz community.

The Community Service Award is awarded to those Crown graduating seniors whose service has made significant contributions to the UCSC campus or the downtown Santa Cruz community.

The Terence Freitas College Service Award honors Crown graduating seniors whose service has made significant contributions to the Crown College Community. This award honors the life and efforts of Terence Freitas (Crown '97, Biology and Environmental Studies). Terence was an active member of Crown community. In February 1999, while working with the U'wa to establish a culturally appropriate school, Terry and two other Americans were kidnapped and killed by a rebel group. He was 24 years old when he died. In 2000, Terence Freitas was honored posthumously with the UC Santa Cruz Alumni Achievement Award. The award recognized that the selfless devotion represented by Terry's work with the U'wa characterized the highest UCSC ideals of service to others. Terence Freitas dedicated himself to making a positive difference in the world, and he died living his convictions

 Commencement Speech

Graduating Senior Speech (5 pm Wednesday, May 1st deadline)

Celebrate your Crown pride and provide words of encouragement, humor, and wisdom to your peers by giving a graduating senior speech! Two opportunities are available for graduating seniors to share their Crown experiences. For speech consideration submit your speech here . Speeches should be no longer than seven minutes in length.

Crown Commencement Committee

 Help make the 2109 Crown Commencement a memorable one! Be a part of the Crown Commencement Committee. Committee meetings will be approximately one hour on Mondays during between 5 pm - 7 pm. Meetings will begin the second week of Spring quarter, Monday, April 8th.The role of the Commencement Committee includes helping to promote important Commencement deadlines and information, select the Senior speeches, decorations, graduation related events for Crownies such as cap decorating, and more. T soign up for the Commencement Committee please complete this form.

 Media Releases ( more details to come regarding commencement tickets, parking permits and live stream links. Please stay tuned and check your UCSC email for Commencement updates.