2016 Commencement

Commencement 2015

Graduates sit during the 2015 Commencement ceremony.

The 2016 Commencement Weekend will take place Friday, May 13, through Sunday, May 15, 2016, with the ceremony starting at 10 a.m. PST on May 15. More information and the schedule will be posted in Spring 2016.

2015 Commencement

The 2015 Commencement Weekend took place from Friday, May 15, through Sunday, May 17, 2015. View speeches from the ceremony in our 2015 archive. Honorary degree recipients and speakers were:

  • France A. Córdova, director of the National Science Foundation, astrophysicist, researcher, and past president of Purdue University
  • Mikey Dickerson '01, administrator of the U.S. Digital Service Office and "fixer" of Healthcare.gov
  • Andrew Hoyem '57, founder of Arion Press, typographer, printer, publisher and poet
  • Stephen Reinhardt '51, judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Commencement Archive

To view or read the speeches from our prior Commencement ceremonies, browse our Commencement archive.