Commencement Livestream

Watch the livestream on YouTube.

Program for Commencement Ceremony

This event is open to all friends and families of the graduates. No tickets are required. There is no limit to the number of guests a graduate may invite to cheer their accomplishments.


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


James C. Bean ’77, Chair, Board of Trustees

The National Anthem

“The Star Spangled Banner,” Francis Scott Key
Brass Quintet


Harriet B. Nembhard, President

Henry T. Mudd Prize

Harriet B. Nembhard, President

Student Keynote


Keynote Address

Grant Sanderson, Math Educator

Conferring of Degrees


James C. Bean ’77, Chair, Board of Trustees

Presentation of Candidates

Tom Donnelly, Vice President for Academic Affairs and R. Michael Shanahan Dean of the Faculty

Reading of Candidate Names

Thyra Briggs, Vice President for Admission and Financial Aid

Awarding of Diplomas

Harriet B. Nembhard, President

Welcome to the Alumni Association

Kathy French ’97, President, Alumni Association

President’s Address

Harriet B. Nembhard, President


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


R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning

The Commencement Marshals

Bearer of the Mace

Susan Martonosi

Trustee Marshals


Faculty Marshals


Student Affairs Marshals

Gabriela Gamiz
Chris Sundberg

Student Marshals

Tristan Huang
Cole Nagata