Tentative Schedule of Events – Class of 2022

The commencement tent at the Mudd Quadrangle will open for COVID check-in and wristbands at 11 a.m. For the safety of campus community members, we require that all attendees, age 12 and older, be fully vaccinated, including boosters for those who are eligible. All guests must show proof of full vaccination status with a corresponding state ID. Alternately, guests may provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR, antigen or a home test) taken within 72 hours of arrival to campus). In addition, given the growing number of positive cases in Los Angeles County and the lack of physical distancing available inside the event venue, we require that all graduates and their families wear face coverings while inside the tented area. Graduates will be allowed to remove their masks when receiving their diplomas to allow for photos commemorating their achievement.

Following is a tentative schedule of events and commencement ceremony program for the Class of 2022, please note that the schedule/program are subject to change:

Schedule of Events

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Noon–1:30 p.m. PDT: Graduate’s Lunch | outside, Strauss Plaza
Students, faculty and staff only, no tickets or RSVP needed

3 p.m. PDT: Mandatory Commencement Rehearsal for Seniors | Meet on the lawn between Kingston Hall and the Shanahan Center

Sunday, May 15, 2022

11:00 a.m. PDT:  Commencement tent “opens” for Covid check-in and wristbands | Mudd Quadrangle

1:30 p.m. PDT: Commencement Ceremony | Mudd Quadrangle
For those unable to attend, a Livestream of the ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. PDT on the HMC website.

3:30 p.m. PDT: Commencement Reception | R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning

Program for Commencement Ceremony


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


Jim Bean ’77, 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

Nico Espinosa Dice and Tona Gonzalez

Keynote Address

Terence Tao, professor of mathematics and James and Carol Collins Chair at UCLA since 1999, completed his PhD under Elias Stein at Princeton in 1996.  Tao’s areas of research include harmonic analysis, PDE, combinatorics, and number theory.

Conferring of Degrees


Jim Bean ’77 Chair, Board of Trustees

Presentation of Candidates

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

Awarding of Diplomas

Maria M. Klawe

Welcome to 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 academic procession to exit the ceremony 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