GPS commencement

Update: Please visit where ceremony resources and content are available. If you have more specific questions, email Jerry Pang.

Commencement 2020

All Campus and GPS Commencements

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2020
Time: 9 a.m.
Open to: Graduating Students and Guests
For information:

Commencement was a combination of an all campus celebration and GPS centric presentations. The first half of the presentation included the address by the Chancellor and the keynote Commencement speaker, CBS News Correspondent Bill Whitaker. A second part was GPS focused, with addresses by Dean Cowhey and a GPS Student Commencement Speaker. It concluded with the recognition of awards and the traditional conferral of your degrees. Graduates had the opportunity to participate in the live campus tassel ceremony. The entirety of Commencement was recorded and uploaded for viewing.

Class of 2020 Program [PDF]


GPS Commencement 2020: Degree Recognition

Virtual Commencement 2020: School of Global Policy and Strategy

GPS Commencement 2020: Faculty Well Wishes

GPS Commencement 2020: Class of 2021 Well Wishes

GPS Student Awards 2020

Student Information

Virtual Ceremony Registration, Commemorative Keepsakes, and Updates
If you wish to participate in the virtual ceremony, get Commencement updates, and receive commemorative keepsakes, which includes cap and tassel, you must register at All commemorative keepsakes will be shipped to you free of charge. You must sign up for this no later than June 1st.

Graduation Workshop
The Graduation Workshop held in April provided a review of Alumni relations, Career Services' recommendations and reminders, and graduation checklists and paperwork. Please go the the Student Affairs Canvas page to view the video. You can find the video under "Media Gallery."

GPS Student Photos
Send your candid photos to the GPS Student Affairs email by Friday, May 22nd. 

Regalia Refunds
Fees will be refunded for all registered student accounts who paid in March or April. If you do not a see a refund by the end of the month, please contact

Degrees take approximately three to six months after graduation to process. Your diploma will be sent to the permanent address you have listed on TritonLink. Please check that this is accurate.

International students: If you wish for your diploma to be sent to a U.S. address instead of your permanent address on TritonLink, you must follow the instructions here.

If you do not receive your diploma within six months, please contact Academic Records at 858-534-3144. Contact Student Affairs if you need verification of your graduate status before the issuance of your diploma. 

You may log into your “Academic History” within TritonLink to print an unofficial copy of your transcript. To order an official transcript, follow the instructions on the Office of the Registrar website.