Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021
Congratulations 2021 graduates! The College of Engineering is hosting virtual commencement ceremonies 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 are eligible to participate.
Student registration for participation in commencement is now closed. The May 20 virtual student processional includes a slide that announces the name, degree and major of every eligible student, unless the student specifically asked to be excluded. Slides also include a photo and personal greeting if submitted by the deadline.
In addition to the online ceremonies on May 20, the campus is holding in-person, student-only processions at the Greek Theatre from May 16-20.
Engineering commencement ceremonies on May 20
10:00 a.m. PDT
Keynote speaker: Andrew Yang (B.S. ‘83, EECS)
Andrew is a venture investor and serial entrepreneur with a background in technology research, product development and business scaling.
Keynote speaker: Kristin Johnsen (B.S. ‘88, IEOR)
Kristin is a board members and 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.
UC Berkeley hosted a campuswide virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 15; information is posted on the UC Berkeley commencement webpage. Students can participate in both or either campus and college ceremony.
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