Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021
Congratulations 2021 graduates! The College of Engineering will host a virtual commencement ceremony for eligible students, their family and friends on Thursday, May 20. All undergraduate and graduate students graduating in Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 will be eligible to participate. Each student may create a personalized slide to be included in the ceremony.
Students will need to register in advance to participate in the ceremony and create a slide; registration information will be coming in early April.
As crossing the stage with peers is an important part of commencement, the campus will be holding an in-person, student-only procession at the Greek Theatre from May 16-20. Only a limited number of graduates will be permitted to cross the stage per hour to maintain safety; students will be able to sign up for a procession time that works for them and their friends. (Note that no guests, including family, will be allowed in the theater or on campus.) More details on this process will be posted shortly.
Engineering commencement ceremonies on May 20
10:00 a.m. PDT
Keynote speaker: Andrew Yang (B.S. ‘83, EECS)
Andrew is a serial entrepreneur with a background in technology research, product development and business scaling.
Keynote speaker: Kristin Johnsen (B.S. ‘88, IEOR)
Kristin is a global business leader with experience at multi-billion dollar businesses like Microsoft, McKinsey & Co., and digital startups.
2:00 p.m. PDT
Keynote speaker: Valerie Taylor (Ph.D. ‘91 EECS)
Valerie is director of the Mathematics and Computer Science Division and a Distinguished Fellow at Argonne National Laboratory, where she researches high-performance computing.
Commencement student speakers needed! If you’re interested in becoming a student speaker please review our student speaker page for information on how to register and audition.
UC Berkeley will be hosting a campuswide virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 15, 2021. All eligible undergraduate and graduate students will be invited to participate in this ceremony. Information will be posted on the UC Berkeley commencement webpage as it becomes available. Students can participate in both or either campus and college ceremony.
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