Revamped All-Campus Graduation Celebration Is a Must-See


That’s why the All Campus Graduation Celebration was created. It’s the only time graduates from all colleges, current students and families can celebrate all together with food, beer and live music. Although this is an annual event that is part of UCSD Commencement Weekend, ACGC is not the same event you may have heard about in the past. As chair of the ACGC committee, I set out to create an awesome team made up of some of the same students who brought you the Sun God Festival, Bear Garden and Hullabaloo. The results have been incredible.

I would describe this event as family-friendly Bear Garden meets live concert. Attendees will have a selection of a dozen food trucks and vendors to choose from including InSlider Gourmet Burgers, My Urban Eats, Delicioso and Sno-Cones. There will also be beer and wine served for those who are 21 and over. If you’re a “One Tree Hill” fan, you’ll be excited to hear that Robert Buckley, Muir ?03, will be kicking off the celebration. The Rocket Summer will be performing on the main stage while you sample the many tastes of San Diego available to you.

This is your time to celebrate with peers and families, no matter what college you represent. Best of all, you can leave your cap and gown at home. Come early: The first 500 graduates to arrive will receive a free Class of 2013 beach towel.

If you are graduating next month, congratulations on the accomplishment. Your ticket to the event is free; Just bring your student ID to the Price Center Box Office any time before the event. If you would like to attend the event and are not graduating, you can purchase a ticket for $10 at the Box Office. The event starts at 5 p.m. on June 14. If you still have questions, check out for more information. I am proud of the ACGC 2013 event and am looking forward to celebrating with the Class of 2013.

— Cassondra Randolph
ACGC Planning Committee Chair
Junior, Thurgood Marshall College