Commencement Live Stream

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Commencement live stream begins at 1:15 p.m. The processional will precede the official ceremony, which begins at 1:30 p.m. PDT.

Trouble viewing the live stream? Go to the 2018 commencement live stream on YouTube.
View a webpage with live captioning of the ceremony


“Pomp and Circumstance, March No. 1 in D, Trio,” Sir Edward Elgar


Wayne Drinkward ’73, Chair, Board of Trustees

The National Anthem

“The Star Spangled Banner,” Francis Scott Key


Maria M. Klawe, President

Henry T. Mudd Prize

Maria M. Klawe

Student Keynote

Ramita Kondepudi, Class of 2018

Keynote Address

Nergis Mavalvala, Curtis and Kathleen Marble Professor of Astrophysics
and Associate Department Head of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of

Conferring of Degrees


Wayne Drinkward ’73

Presentation of Candidates

Lisa Sullivan, Vice President for Academic Affairs and R. Michael Shanahan Dean of the Faculty

Awarding of Diplomas

Maria M. Klawe

Awarding of Degree of Doctor of Engineering, Science and Humane Letters

Maria M. Klawe

Welcome to Alumni Association

David Sonner ’80, P18, President, Alumni Association

President’s Address

Maria M. Klawe


“The Rondeau,” Jean-Joseph Mouret
The audience will remain standing, allowing academic procession to exit site first.


R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning

The Commencement Marshals

Bearer of the Mace

Trustee Marshals

Faculty Marshals

Student Affairs Marshals

Student Marshals

50-Year+ Reunion Alumni

Donald J. Gross ’61
David W. Howell ’61