Sequoia Thompson UCLA

Bus driver turned UCLA graduate steers life in new direction

Sequoia Thompson follows her dream of becoming a clinical psychologist and working with queer black youth.

Lucero Camarena UC San Diego

Speak your truth

Transgender grad Lucero Camarena will bring a message of authenticity to the commencement stage.

Lucy Ogbu-Nwobodo with her mother

A Cinderella story 16 years in the making

With her graduation from UC Davis med school, Lucy Ogbu-Nwobodo realized a dream that once seemed impossible.

Graduating students seated

The bright future ahead for UC’s newest alums

Eight fantastic reasons for the Class of 2018 to celebrate.

UC Merced Tomanik'e Banks

From foster care to Peace Corps posting: A journey of determination

UC Merced grad Tomanik'e Banks defied the odds, and wants to make sure others do the same.

UCOP job tips

6 tips for landing that first post-college job

How a UC education can help you forge a path in your new career.

UC Merced commencement

Perseverance, leadership key themes of campus’ spring commencement

It's a day of celebration captured at UC Merced.

Alfredo Figueroa at the border wall

To support deported vets, Alfredo Figueroa ‘leads with his heart’

The Army vet and graduating senior will use a $25,000 prize to raise awareness about a community living in limbo.

Words of wisdom from commencement speeches

9 of UC's most compelling speakers, from Alfred Hitchcock to Michelle Obama.

Growing a true hometown physician

Newly minted UCSF grad Walid Hamud-Ahmed learned a lot about how to be a good doctor by working in his family store.