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


Maria M. Klawe, President

Henry T. Mudd Prize

Maria M. Klawe

Student Keynote

Sonia Bliss
“The Journey We Share”

Keynote Address

Michael Ellison
CEO/co-founder of CodePath

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

Maria M. Klawe

Welcome to the Alumni Association

Gregory P. Rae ’00, President, Alumni Association

President’s Address

Maria M. Klawe


“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

G. William Daub
Ziyad (Zee) Durón ’81

Faculty Marshals

Jeffrey D. Groves
Erik Spjut

Student Affairs Marshals

Gabriela Gamiz
Chris Sundberg

Student Marshals

Anna Ding
Katie Wu