Commencement 2021

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In an April 23 memo, Chancellor Henry T. Yang announced plans for our annual Commencement, including the exciting news that Oprah Winfrey will be the keynote speaker for our June 12 special, live-streamed, online event. Students, including graduate students, can upload a photo to personalize their graduation slide to be featured in the online ceremony.  

In addition, Chancellor Yang invited all of our graduating students, including graduate students, to participate in person in our 2021 Grad Walk, which will take place during the week of June 7. Our on-campus Grad Walk will allow our graduating students to take part in a graduation processional that includes having their names announced as they cross a stage and taking photographs with our campus lagoon as the backdrop. The event will be live-streamed so parents, guardians, families, and friends can share in the celebration, virtually. Each registered participant for Grad Walk can bring two guests. For guidelines, please read the Chancellor's May 7th message. Graduates and their two invited guests must arrive together. Guests arriving on their own will not be permitted at the venue, no exceptions.