Anthropology Undergraduate Graduation Reception

Thank you, Class of 2019!

Best of luck in all your future endeavors.  Find photos from the graduation reception, and much more, here.





The Anthropology Department for our annual reception for graduating seniors was on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the UCSC Arboretum.

It is our custom to award medallions (provided through gifts from generous donors) to our graduating seniors at the reception. We encourage students to wear the medallions with their regalia to proudly identify themselves as anthropology majors during college commencement.

Students may pick up their medallions at the podium prior to the start of the awards ceremony.

Students must have already registered to have their medallion personalized. Register by Friday, June 7 to be included when the names of graduates are announced at the reception.

We hope to see you there!



The reception will be held in the Australian Garden section of the Arboretum (Arboretum Grounds Map).

There is no admission fee for guests attending the anthropology reception.  There will be light refereshments and coffee available.


This is a casual event, so caps and gowns are not necessary.  The venue is an outdoor space and somewhat rustic.  Please wear comfortable shoes (we recommend avoiding heels to traverse the rough terrain) and prepare to wear layers as a warm afternoon could progress into a cool evening.  There is not much shade, so hats or umbrellas are highly recommended. 


Limited parking is available on the Arboretum grounds. We ask that only one vehicle per graduating student parks on the Arboretum grounds. No permit is required for parking at the Arboretum.  

***Please note that all official graduation commencement ceremonies for undergraduate students are offered through the Colleges – students interested in participating in the commencement ceremonies should inquire at their College Office.***