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This year, UC San Diego’s class of 2018 will be having the majority of commencement ceremonies on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17. In addition to the All Campus Commencement, undergraduate colleges and professional schools will hold personal graduation ceremonies. See details below on the speakers, number of graduating students and other information for the various ceremonies below:

Saturday, June 16

  • Graduate Division – Masters
    • 12:30 p.m., RIMAC Arena
    • Speaker: Pavan Kumar, M.S. class of ’15; Sara Emami, M.S.
    • Total number of graduates: 750
  • Earl Warren College
    • 1 p.m., RIMAC Field
    • Speaker: Monica Valdez, class of ‘18
    • Total number of graduates: 964
  • Graduate Division – Doctorate
    • 4 p.m., RIMAC Field
    • Speaker: Lindsey Handley, Ph.D. class of ’15; Mark Derdzinski, Ph.D.
    • Total number of graduates: 250
  • John Muir College
    • 4:30 p.m., RIMAC Field
    • Speaker: Liliane von Ruexleben, class of ‘18
    • Total number of graduates: 1,080

Sunday, June 17

  • Eleanor Roosevelt College
    • 8 a.m., RIMAC Field
    • Speaker: Alison Wong, class of ‘18
    • Total number of graduates: 802
  • Rady School of Management
    • 9 a.m., RIMAC Arena
    • Speaker: Rafael Pastor, former CEO of Vistage International
    • Total number of graduates: 439
      • Masters of Finance: 136
      • M.S. in Business Analytics: 54
      • Masters of Business Administration: 127
      • Ph.D.: 2
  • Revelle College
    • 11:30 a.m., RIMAC Field
    • Speaker: Gregory A. Buford, class of ‘90
    • Total number of graduates: 668
  • School of Global Policy and Strategy
    • 1:30 p.m., RIMAC Arena
    • Speaker: Robert D. Hormats, vice chairman at Kissinger Associates Inc.
    • Total number of graduates: 155
      • Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Master of International Affairs: 9
      • Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs: 34
      • Master of International Affairs: 92
      • Master of Public Policy: 19
      • Ph.D. in Political Science and International Affairs: 1
  • Thurgood Marshall College
    • 3 p.m., RIMAC Field
    • Speaker: Albert Yu Min Lin, a Marshall graduate (’04) and current researcher at Calit2. 
    • Total number of graduates: 1,122
  • Sixth College
    • 6:30 p.m., RIMAC Field
    • Speaker: Qingzi Zheng, class of ‘18
    • Total number of graduates: 1,043

Total number of bachelor degree: 5,679

Total number of graduate degrees (including UC San Diego’s School of Medicine and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences): 1,770

Total number of UC San Diego graduates: 7,449