Commencement

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama to UC San Diego graduates: Young people are the future of humanity

'You have the opportunity to create a better world, a happier world,' he tells the 25,000 assembled grads.

Nanome virtual reality UC San Diego

Pioneering a new dimension in virtual reality: The nanoscale

New UC San Diego grad Dennis Chiang looks to break ground with his fellow Tritons in two of engineering’s hottest fields.

UC Irvine first-generation grad

First-generation students the majority of Class of 2017

Over 7,500 graduates will participate in commencement ceremonies this month.
UC Class of 2017

The Class of 2017 marches on

For proof of the transformative power of a UC education, look no further than our newest graduates.

Gabriela Danielle Abraham UCLA

Mother and daughter set to graduate together from UCLA

Gabriela and Danielle Abraham will be the first in their family to receive four-year degrees.

UC San Diego Ricky Flahive

Commencement speaker honors common bond of setbacks and success

Ricky Flahive spent his early years missing school, living in a motel. He now shares the stage with the Dalai Lama.

UC Irvine Estrada

From first-generation to Fulbright

Daniela Estrada reflects UC Irvine’s commitment to the success of first-generation Latino students.

Natalie Clara UC Berkeley

Student mom Natalie Ruiz achieves her Berkeley dream, and shines

Two majors, a baby, pancreatic surgery, award-winning work and a career path are just part of the journey for this grad.

Channing Dungey UCLA

Self-described TV junkie calls the shots at ABC

Alumna Channing Dungey is the new head of entertainment at the network.

Raul Carranza UC San Diego

UC San Diego grad with muscular dystrophy shows incredible strength to achieve his dreams

Raul Carranza pursues a future in politics, guided by a sense of justice and determination.

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