ES Commencement Reception

Commencement ReceptionAt the conclusion of each academic year the Environmental Studies Program enjoys hosting an award's ceremony and reception in celebration of that year's graduating ES class. If you are graduating this year we invite you, your family and friends to join us in the Michael J. Connell Courtyard in Bren Hall. During the reception ES faculty will present the ES Program's senior awards to students who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance and service. The Environmental Studies Program especially encourages students receiving awards to attend the awards ceremony and reception. Recipients of these awards will be announced by mid-May. More information about the award's ceremony is provided below. Questions, contact the ES Program at 805-893-3185 or


2018 ES Program Award's Ceremony and Reception: 

The Environmental Studies Program cordially invites all Environmental Studies & Hydrologic Sciences graduates, family and guests to a celebration reception and awards ceremony on Friday, June 15th, 2018! Festivities will begin at 3:00pm. If you plan to attend we recommend making post-receptions plans (e.g. dinner reservations) no earlier than 5:00pm to avoid being rushed. Refreshments will be served at the reception to hold you and your guests over till dinner! Please call 805-893-2968 or email for more information.

Commencement MapLocation: Michael J. Connell Courtyard, Bren Hall (click on map for larger view)

Date: Friday, June 15th, 2018

Time: 3:00 - 4:30pm (awards ceremony will begin at ~3:30)

RSVP: Not required, but if you can let Eric know how many of your family and friends will be attending it will help us gauge the amount of refreshments we need to order. Send an email to: and just provide the total number of guests in your party.

Parking: Guests may park in Lot 10 free of charge during the reception and awards ceremony (please see map). Vehicles will be given a parking pass which they must display on their dashboard to avoid any parking citations. Guests with a valid disabled person parking placard may park in Lot 1 (see map).

2018 UCSB Commencement Ceremony

Graduating Environmental Studies and Hydrologic Sciences majors are scheduled for UCSB's "Life Sciences" Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, June 16th, at 1:00pm. For specific info about the UCSB commencement ceremony visit the official UCSB Commencement website at: