April (December Graduates)
- If needed, participate in Summer Registration and/or Fall Add/Drop to complete your class schedule. Please refer to the Registration Timeline for dates.
- For students completing their graduation requirements in Summer or Fall, check your transcript and current schedule to ensure you have met your graduation requirements.
- For students completing their graduation requirements in Spring, be sure to participate in Fall Add/Drop and check your unit count for your remaining semesters.
December (December Graduates)
- Claim your @berkeley.edu email account (this includes aliases such as your @mba). View instructions here. Need Help? Contact: [email protected].
- Check your diploma address in CalCentral (see Diplomas below).
- If needed, participate in Spring Add/Drop to complete your class schedule. Please refer to the Registration Timeline for the Add/Drop schedule.
- Deadline for Spring semester fees is mid-January.
- Check your transcript and current schedule to ensure you have met your graduation requirements.
- Plan to attend Commencement at the Hearst Greek Theatre in Berkeley in May. Tickets are required for the ceremony, but you may invite an unlimited number of guests. More information on ticketing will be forthcoming. A reception will follow; please see commencement details for more details about the reception.
- Check CalCentral to ensure you have met your graduation requirements.
- Record your name in Name Coach so that the Commencement announcers have a reference for how to pronounce your name. In bCourses, look for “Name Coach Roster” and record how your name should be pronounced. Video tutorial here.
- Finish recording your community service hours in order to be eligible for recognition as a Beyond Yourself Fellow for completion of 60 or more hours of community service during your time at Haas. Submission deadline will be in mid April. Hours should be entered via the Service Hours website.
- Order your cap & gown for the commencement ceremony, or pick it up from the student store. (More instructions on the Commencement Ceremony page)
- Complete the Commencement Survey (coming soon) (name for program, vote for the student speaker, reception guest count). Be on the look for an email with this information.
- Attend a Loan Repayment Workshop in-person or via webinar with the Haas Financial Aid Office. This is mandatory for international students who have borrowed a no-cosigner loan. (An upcoming email will provide dates and details.)
- Verify name your name is correct and create your “Diploma Address” in CalCentral via the instructions under “Transcripts & Diplomas” on the Registrar’s site. Diplomas will be mailed automatically (see below).
- Claim your @berkeley email address
- Set-up email forwarding for your @mba.berkeley.edu or @berkeley.edu email accounts. View instructions here. Need Help? Contact: [email protected].
- Update your Job Information and report your offers in Bears (the Berkeley Employment & Reporting System).
Go to CMG Bears (on the upper left corner of the Dashboard). Before you leave, let us know about promotions and/or job changes you’ve made since entering the program. Employment data helps Haas and classmates understand the transitions that are possible. Employment/offer data is strictly confidential and only published in aggregate.
- Log in to CMG Bears.
- Enter your current job info and any promotions or job offers received since entering the program.
- Pick up your Commencement Tickets from the EWMBA Program Office.
- Tickets are needed for the ceremony but you may invite an unlimited number of guests. More information on the
- Commencement Ceremony page.
- Seating for the ceremony is general admission. Please remember to tell your guests that the Greek Theatre is an outdoor amphitheatre and to plan appropriately.
- Reception: The reception immediately follows the ceremony. No tickets are required, though we will be asking you to indicate how many people you anticipate will attend the reception.
Degree Conferral FAQ
Students may check the Academic Progress Report in CalCentral to verify they have met all graduation requirements. Review the EWMBA APR Student Guide here. If there are errors or issues, report them here, not to your advisor.
You may also review CalCentral > My Academics to ensure you have reached 42 units and have a minimum 3.00 GPA to graduate.
Please note that any outstanding tuition and fee balance may result in a hold that either prevents your final grades from being posted or a hold on mailing out your diploma.
A student will not be notified if they are all set to graduate. However, the Program Office will also perform Graduation Date audits after Add/Drop for a given semester has ended. Students who do not have the minimum 42 units to graduate will be notified and asked to complete a Graduation Date Modification Form.
The degree conferral process takes about 2-3 months after the end of your graduating semester.
Once conferred, the degree will be automatically mailed, free of charge, to the address supplied by students on CalCentral. If students did not enter a diploma mailing address in CalCentral, the Registrar will mail the diploma to the home address. For more information, please visit the Office of the Registrar’s page about Transcripts & Diplomas.
Students must check the billing summary and address any remaining balance. Any unpaid fees will impact the degree conferral.
Class of 2022 (Aug 2019 start date)
Please see the table below for key dates for degree conferral.
|Semester||Capstone Post Date||Transcript States Degree Conferred||Diploma Available|
|Fall (December)||January||February/March||Late April|
|Spring (May)||June||June/July||Late September|
|Summer (August)||August||September||Late December|
Class of 2023 and later (Aug 2020 and later start date)
Please see the table below for key dates for degree conferral.
The Capstone date will be posted by the end of the semester in which EW296.4 Mid-Program Academic Retreat (WE Innovate) is completed. This is typically the second Spring semester.
|Semester||Transcript States Degree Conferred||Diploma Available|
|Fall (December)||February/March||Late April|
|Spring (May)||June/July||Late September|
|Summer (August)||September||Late December|
Please see these instructions on how to check and update this address prior to graduation in CalCentral before degrees are conferred (see table above).
If your diploma address changes after degrees have been conferred, but before diplomas are mailed out, update your Diploma address in CalCentral Alumni Portal. View a Job Aid for the Alumni Portal here.
Diplomas are mailed out approximately 4 months after degree conferral by the Office of the Registrar to the diploma address listed in CalCentral>. For more information, please visit the Office of the Registrar’s page about Transcripts & Diplomas.
The name on your diploma will appear as it was recorded from your application for admission to UC Berkeley. You may change your name of record by providing documentation of a legal name change. For more information, please visit the Office of the Registrar’s page about Transcripts & Diplomas.
Please see the Office of the Registrar FAQ here
Note: While at UC Berkeley you may choose to use a preferred name. While the preferred name will appear on certain records such as your Cal 1 Card, course rosters, and Residence Hall records, the preferred name will not appear on your diploma. For more information, see “Your Name on Records & Rosters.”
|Before Degree is Conferred|
|Graduate Certificate of Degree Completion||Certificates are automatically generated by the Graduate Division system and emailed to students as soon as all steps in the filing process have been completed AND all requirements have been met on the student’s Academic Progress Report (APR).
The APR will not be complete until the Capstone requirement in CalCentral has been marked as “Completed” with a green check mark and all your grades have posted. To check whether this has posted, log in to CalCentral > My Academics > Degree Progress > Evening & Weekend MBA — Graduate Division Milestones > Capstone. (The Capstone requirements for EWMBA students are to have passed WE Innovate: MPAR.)
|Memo from Program Office||Email [email protected] with your Name and Graduation Date. Please allow 5 business days for processing.|
|After Degree is Conferred|
|Unofficial Transcript||CalCental > Academics|
|Official Transcript||CalCental > Academics|
|Electronic Diploma||CalCental > Academics|
|Diploma||Mailed out 4 months after graduation|
Four months after the end of your graduating semester, log in to CalCentral > Academics > Diploma Information. Students who graduated in Spring 2020 and beyond are eligible for for Certified Electronic Diplomas will see status information there. Read more about the Certified Electronic Diplomas (CeDiploma) here.
Yes. For example:
- Student is graduating in Fall 2023 (December) but walking in the May 2023 ceremony.
- The Fall 2022 Cumulative GPA will determine eligibility.
- The Fall 2023 Cumulative GPA will determine Graduated with Honors or not.
|Completing Units in…||Cumulative GPA to Determine
“Eligible for Honors”
|Cumulative GPA to Determine
“Graduated with Honors”
|May 2023||Fall 2022||May 2023|
|August 2023||August 2023|
|December 2023||December 2023|
No. If you will not be graduating within the calendar year, you will not be included in the group eligible to graduate with honors in that year’s Commencement Program. You will be placed in the following year’s group.
Graduation year is defined as students completing their degree in May, August, and December of the calendar year, regardless of when they started the Program.
Yes. If your final Cumulative GPA is at or above 3.800, you will Graduate with Honors.
Students will receive an email in April of their graduation year.
A student who is “Eligible for Graduating with Honors” is not guaranteed to Graduate with Honors, depending on the final Cumulative GPA. Conversely, a student previously not eligible, could graduate with honors should their Cumulative GPA meet the 3.800 cut-off after their final semester. Students will be notified by email from the Program Office after their degrees are conferred if they received honors or not.
Yes. You may pick up your honor cord at the Greek Theatre on the day of the Ceremony. Please ask the staff at the EWMBA graduate check-in table.
Students who Graduate with Honors will receive an official email notification from the EWMBA Program Office after degrees are conferred by the University (approximately 2-3 months after the semester ends).
No. The Honors distinction is awarded by Haas School of Business, not the University. However, students will receive a gold cord to wear at the ceremony, be noted as Eligible for Graduating with Honors in the Ceremony program, and receive a digital certificate upon confirmation of their Honors status after degree conferral..
No. We cannot release specific GPA data. In addition, the highest GPA can change year to year, depending on the class.
No. The GPA cut-off is 3.800.
Resources after Graduation
Stay connected after you graduation! Check out the Alumni Benefits Handbook to learn about your benefits.
Graduates will continue to have access to all bConnected applications provided they claim their @berkeley.edu account via the @cal Alumni Network. Any associated aliases, e.g. @mba.berkeley.edu, will also be retained.
Review the Haas Technology Services guide “Before Leaving Haas” for information regarding Haas Enterprise accounts such as Slack and Zoom.
FAQ available on the Haas Alumni Relations page here.
Claim your @berkeley on the @cal Alumni website here.
Alumni will also retain unlimited file storage on bDrive and access to Box. Alumni may be asked to renew their @cal account once every 5 years. The long term policy is still being drafted. It is recommended that you back-up all of your files on bDrive.
bCourses access is connected with the CalNet ID, which is active until 9 months upon graduation. However, some professors have set their courses to expire after a certain amount of time, eg. at the end of the semester. Therefore, students should download the materials they wish to refer to now.
UC Berkeley provides Berkeley Haas alumni with a free @berkeley.edu email account.
This account will manage your Berkeley Haas branded alumni addresses.
More information regarding mail forwarding available on the Haas Alumni Relations page here.
Students’ CalNet ID is in active status for 274 days immediately following your graduation date. After that, it will transition into alumni status and access to certain systems will be limited or removed (e.g. bCourses).
Graduates will be able to access the Alumni version of CalCentral once access has been converted from current to alumnus (generally once the degree has been conferred). View a Job Aid of what is available here.
Alumni will have access to alumni career resources, including CMG Bears, workshops and events, and advising.
Graduates should update their job information and report offers in BEARS (the Berkeley Employment & Reporting System). Go to CMG Bears (on the upper left corner of the Dashboard) and input promotions and/or job changes made since entering the program. Employment/offer data is strictly confidential and only published in aggregate.
CalNet ID access to computer terminals will expire 3 months after graduation.
Request an official or unofficial transcript in CalCentral > Academics > Request Transcripts, or directly from TranscriptsPlus.
Please be sure to return all books checked out from the library.
Alumni can access some, but not all, business databases from public computers at UCB campus libraries which will re-open to the public when campus public health guidelines allow. These are not available remotely due to licensing agreements with database publishers.
California residents can get library cards to browse and borrow from the UCB library’s extensive physical book collection. Alumni library cards are one of the many perks of Cal Alumni Association (not the same as the Haas Alumni!) memberships. Note: Alumni Library cards do not permit remote access to databases.
Many public libraries have information resources for businesses, and databases can be accessed from your home. San Francisco Public Library for example has an excellent selection for business. Be sure to sign up for library cards at your public libraries.
If you have any questions, please contact Hilary Schiraldi, Long Business Librarian: [email protected], 510-643-6471.
Alumni are not able to reserve spaces in Haas due to high demand for spaces, including Study Rooms, event spaces, and classrooms, by current students, departments, and faculty.
If alumni wish to visit campus to work remotely, there are a number of common spaces in Chou Hall, the Library, and the Upper Bank of America Forum to utilize. Please take into consideration that these spaces are not private.
Starting May 2020, EW graduates will have access to Haas Enterprise Slack for at least five years. Alumni may connect with other MBAs via LinkedIn or the @cal Alumni Directory.
Student accounts remain active unless the user specifically requests to have it deleted. Graduates will be able to login locally to study.net after graduation using their registered email account. Accounts use the @berkeley.edu email address. Content that is visible within study.net will be removed about 90 days after course end date, e.g. course ends in May and materials removed in August. It is recommended to download all study.net materials to refer to in the future.
UC Berkeley-licensed Zoom accounts are synchronous with active CalNet identities and access to it will expire once the CalNet account becomes inactive or unaffiliated.
Read more about Zoom access