And thank you to celebrated CBS correspondent, Bill Whitaker, and all friends, family, faculty, and staff who helped celebrate the Class of 2020 on their tremendous accomplishment.
The next chapter holds exciting new adventures and your UC San Diego Triton community will be there to collaborate, empower, and support you along the way. Tap into your alumni network and check out the resources available to you at alumni.ucsd.edu.
As graduates of UC San Diego, you are poised to do incredible things and we can't wait to see the change you create in the world.
Virtual Commencement Ceremonies
UC San Diego celebrates the Thurgood Marshall College Class of 2020!
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UC San Diego celebrates the John Muir College Class of 2020!
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UC San Diego celebrates the Revelle College Class of 2020!
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UC San Diego celebrates the Eleanor Roosevelt College Class of 2020!
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UC San Diego celebrates the Sixth College Class of 2020!
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UC San Diego celebrates the Earl Warren College Class of 2020!
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UC San Diego celebrates the School of Global Policy and Strategy Class of 2020!
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UC San Diego celebrates the Graduate Division Class of 2020!
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UC San Diego celebrates the Rady School of Management Class of 2020!
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Bill Whitaker, celebrated CBS correspondent, gave the keynote address at UC San Diego's Virtual Commencement 2020.
Campus Leadership Messages
The dean of the Division of Physical Sciences shares a congratulatory message to the graduating class.
A message from the dean of the Division of Arts and Humanities on the great resilience of the Class of 2020.
Encouraging words from the Director of the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute on how the future can change for the better.
A message from the Vice Chancellor of Marine Sciences of gratitude and the importance of environmental justice.
A congratulatory message from the dean of Undergraduate Education on a hard job very well done.
A message of hope from the dean of Social Sciences to take lessons learned and experienced into the future.
An inspiring message from the dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering on the importance of working together to make the world a better place.
A message from the dean of the Division of Biological Science on harnessing the power of biology for the public good.
A heartfelt message of celebration and promise.
Inspiring words to meet challenges, create new opportunities, and to rise, rooted as a member of the Triton family.
A penetrating challenge to embrace this moment in motion, looking forward to the extraordinary.
Wisdom for defining and shaping personal leadership through strong values.
A Seussian invitation to move with what is happening in the world, letting it shape personal destiny.
Ardent insight on the intrinsic power of education, a gift that can never be taken away.
Heartening truth acknowledging what the world needs, imploring 2020 graduates to stay aware of opportunities in the periphery.
A message to the future innovators and disrupters committed to changing the world.
A celebration of the strides toward this moment and words to encourage embracing the future with courage.
Advice for seizing this moment as agents of change, prepared to reshape the world with an opportunity to impact.
Far-reaching advice to embrace the winding path.
An honest perspective on the true value of graduation and the inherent honor of education.
Thoughts on how positivity, especially in complexity, matters the most in every area of life.
A message on the gifts of adversity along the path to success.
The World Celebrates the Class of 2020!
A potent call to harness the power of personal voice while remaining compassionate, convicted, and changeable.
Historical parallels, and valuable thoughts on meeting success in the shadow of failures.
Reflections on the opportunities available with a courageous spirit.
A wide perspective honoring knowledge, stamina, and creativity.
Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom address the 2020 graduates.
UC President Janet Napolitano shares a congratulatory message with the Class of 2020.
Watch a Youtube Original virtual celebration honoring the Class of 2020.
Playwright Cynthia Ochoa Reconnects with Passion for Theatre while Earning a Degree
Cynthia melds her childhood love of theatre with her experience as an immigrant from Querétaro, Mexico to advocate for social justice within her community through playwriting. At UC San Diego, the Department of Theatre and Dance nominated her play Separateland to the Fifth Annual Undergraduate Playwrights' Workshop at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Varun Govil Expands the Horizons of Cancer Diagnosis
Varun's interests in engineering and the ability to experiment with biological systems in the lab led him to UC San Diego and continued to drive him through his time at the university. He has contributed to synthetic biology research and led independent research projects in the School of Medicine, all of which have helped make advancements in cancer screening.
Juan Reynoso Creates Visibility and Awareness for Marginalized Identities through Education
Juan's work as an American Sign Language interpreter and paraeducator—paired with his master’s in education and a special education teaching credential from the Department of Education Studies—have made him an ally of the Deaf community, advocating for accessibility and disability rights.
Transfer Student Ardash Parthasarathy Connects Students with the Campus
When political science student Ardash transferred to UC San Diego, he was surprised to see that there was no transfer center waiting for him. So, in collaboration with Student Success Services within Student Affairs, Ardash worked to open the Triton Transfer Hub, which led the way to the establishment of the Hub.
Laura Alejandra Morejón Ramírez Discovers Leadership in Engineering and Self-Love
Laura threw herself into campus activities when she arrived at UC San Diego including the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Undergraduate Cohort of Gordon Scholars, where she discovered ways she could help her community through engineering. She also credits her time at the university with overcoming personal struggles and finding gratitude.
Show Your #UCSDGrad Pride!
Just because we can’t celebrate in person, doesn't mean we can’t celebrate together! Show off your grad photos, mortar board decorations, and Class of 2020 spirit with #UCSDGrad.
A celebration video, featuring graduate acknowledgments, future plans, and personal documentation, will be shared on June 12, 2020. Graduates are invited to participate in the 2021 Black Graduate Ceremony, where graduates from both classes will be highlighted.
View profiles from the Class of 2020's first-generation graduates, highlighting their accomplishments, experiences as the first in their family to graduate from college, and words of gratitude for those who have supported them.
The Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute Graduates
Join us in celebrating the inaugural graduating class on June 15, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.
Jacobs School of Engineering Graduates
Join us in celebrating graduating undergraduate engineering students at the virtual Ring Ceremony event on June 13, 2020, at 3:00 p.m.
Join us for the premiere of a celebration video honoring our LGBTQIA+ graduates on Friday, June 12, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. Graduates are also invited to participate in the 2021 Rainbow Graduation.
Native American Graduates
View graduate highlights with bios, photos, quotes, and memories from their time at UC San Diego. Graduates are invited back to campus next spring to participate in the 2021 Native American Graduates Honoring Ceremony.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography Graduates
Scripps Day honors the outstanding undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral graduates from Scripps Institution of Oceanography with a day of celebration and festivities.
You're invited to join the Xicanx/Latinx Graduation ceremony on June 12, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. to celebrate the academic achievements of the Xicanx/Latinx scholar community. Graduates are also invited to join the festivities at the in-person graduation in spring of 2021.