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Commencement 2022

Schedule of Events


Undergraduate Commencement
Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
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Graduate Commencement
Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
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New for 2022!

  • Outdoor Viewing

    Golden Bear Stadium

    To accommodate the number of guests who wish to come and cheer on their graduates, we are offering an additional outdoor viewing experience at Golden Bear Stadium! While tickets are not required, for planning purposes, we kindly ask that you RSVP

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Commencement Speakers

  • Nicholas Newell

    Undergraduate Ceremony

    Professional Mixed Martial Artist (MMA) Nick Newell '08 will give the keynote address at the 2022 Undergraduate Commencement ceremony.

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  • Sheila Hollender

    Graduate Ceremony

    Sheila Hollender L'80, a leading authority on women's issues, environmental health, and sustainability, will provide the keynote address at the 2022 Graduate Commencement ceremony.

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Commencement FAQ

When is Commencement 2022?

Undergraduate Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

Graduate Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

How is Commencement happening?

This year’s Commencement will be held in-person at the Anthony S. Caprio Alumni Healthful Living Center.

How many tickets will I receive for guests?

Undergraduate students will receive four tickets each and graduate/professional students will receive ten tickets each.

Is there still time for me to get my cap and gown?

Yes! More information about how to get your cap and gown will be provided in March.

What should I wear under my gown for my walk across the stage?

There are not any rules about attire, but we hope you will consider wearing something appropriate for the occasion.

What dining options will be open during the weekend?

The Food Court Market (P.O.D.), including Grill Works, in the University Commons will be open 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. both Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22.