Next Commencement

The 2017 Commencement Weekend will take place Friday, May 12, through Sunday, May 14, 2017, with the ceremony starting at 10 a.m. PST on May 14. More information will be posted in Spring 2017.

Celebrate 2016 Commencement with students in this short video

2016 Commencement

The 2016 Commencement took place on May 15, 2016. Deborah Bial, founder and president of the Posse Foundation, delivered the keynote address (YouTube). Novelist Vikram Chandra '84 (YouTube) and Light and Space artist Helen Pashgian '56 (YouTube) also spoke and received honorary degrees. The senior class speaker was Ashley Land '16 (YouTube), and President Oxtoby delivered the Charge to the Class of 2016 (YouTube).

Learn more about the speakers and view photos on Facebook.

Commencement Archive

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