UC San Diego All Campus Commencement, Keynote address by Rep. John Lewis, Saturday, June 16, 2018

Watch the Commencement 2018 ceremonies, streaming here live on June 16 and 17.

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“When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you must have the courage to stand up, to speak up, and find a way to get in the way.”
—Rep. John Lewis

Congratulations, Class of 2018!

UC San Diego invites graduates from across campus to join esteemed faculty, friends and family, and a true American hero to fully experience the pomp and circumstance, joy, and pride that mark one of the most memorable times in a student’s life.

Join us as we celebrate your accomplishments and challenge one another to continue pushing for a better future through the words of keynote speaker, Rep. John Lewis.

All Campus Commencement

Saturday, June 16, 2018

All Campus Commencement

Procession of Graduates: 8:30 a.m.
Ceremony: 9:00 a.m.
Location: RIMAC Field

Keynote address by Rep. John Lewis

Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla will officially confer degrees by academic division upon graduates gathered as one student body.


About the Keynote Speaker

UC San Diego, recognized as one of the top ten public universities in the United States, is preparing the next generation of changemakers to channel their passions into driving innovation, fueling economic growth, and making our world a better place—ideas that align with the work of Rep. John Lewis.

Inspired by the activism surrounding the Montgomery bus boycott and the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lewis, as a young boy, made a decision to become a part of the civil rights movement. A devoted advocate of the philosophy of nonviolence, he has remained at the vanguard of progressive social movements and the human rights struggle in the United States. Lewis has served as US representative of Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District since 1986.

John Lewis has dedicated his life to making our world a better place for everyone by protecting human rights and securing civil liberties. He stands up for what he believes in and is not afraid to take risks. These are ideals we aim to convey to our graduates as they commence their careers and lives beyond the classroom.


Commencement 2018 Schedule of Ceremonies

Graduates will be recognized by name as they walk across the stage at ceremonies hosted by the six undergraduate colleges, the Graduate Division, or the professional schools. Livestream of All Campus Commencement and the undergraduate, Graduate Division, and professional school commencement ceremonies will be broadcast on this page, beginning June 16 at 8:00 a.m.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Commencement (Price Center West Ballroom)

Sunday, June 3, 2018

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. School of Medicine Commencement (UC San Diego School of Medicine Commencement Lawn)

Saturday, June 9, 2018

3:00–5:00 p.m. Rainbow Graduation Ceremony (Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club)

Thursday, June 14, 2018

5:30–8:30 p.m. Native American Graduates Honoring Ceremony (Sheraton La Jolla)

Friday, June 15, 2018

3:00–4:00 p.m. Scripps Institution of Oceanography Commencement (Scripps Seaside Forum)
4:00–6:00 p.m. Xicanx/Latinx Graduation Ceremony (Matthew's Quad)
5:00–9:00 p.m. Raza Graduation Ceremony (Price Center West Ballrooms A & B)
5:00–10:00 p.m. Kaibigang Pilipin@ Graduation Ceremony (Price Center East Ballroom)
6:00–8:00 p.m. Black Graduation Ceremony (Mandeville Auditorium)

Saturday, June 16, 2018

9:00–11:00 a.m. All Campus Commencement (RIMAC Field)
12:30–2:30 p.m. Graduate Division Commencement, Master’s Ceremony (RIMAC Arena)
1:00–2:45 p.m. Earl Warren College Commencement (RIMAC Field)
4:00–6:00 p.m. Graduate Division Commencement, Doctoral and Master of Fine Arts Ceremony (RIMAC Arena)
4:30–6:15 p.m. John Muir College Commencement (RIMAC Field)
7:30–9:30 p.m. Jacobs School of Engineering Ring Ceremony (Warren Mall)

Sunday, June 17, 2018

8:00–9:45 a.m. Eleanor Roosevelt College Commencement (RIMAC Field)
9:00–11:00 a.m. Rady School of Management Commencement (RIMAC Arena)
11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Revelle College Commencement (RIMAC Field)
1:30–3:30 p.m. School of Global Policy and Strategy Commencement (RIMAC Arena)
3:00–4:45 p.m. Thurgood Marshall College Commencement (RIMAC Field)
6:30–8:15 p.m. Sixth College Commencement (RIMAC Field)

Volunteer Opportunities

For anyone interested in volunteering at the event, please complete this form. If you prefer to sign up by phone, please call Adam McKinney at (858) 534-5336.