UCSB Will Graduate 4,985 Students in Eight Commencement Ceremonies

A total of 4,985 graduating students will take part in one of eight official commencement ceremonies scheduled at UC Santa Barbara over eight days, starting June 6 and concluding June 13.

The campus's commencement exercises attract an estimated 40,000 visitors to the Santa Barbara area each year.

As is traditional at UCSB, the ceremonies are organized by college, level of degree, and field of study so that each student can be individually recognized.

Chancellor Henry T. Yang will shake the hand of each student graduating from the College of Creative Studies, the College of Engineering, the College of Letters and Science, the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, and the Graduate Division.

The College of Creative Studies will lead off with its ceremony on Sunday, June 6, at

11 a.m. in Campbell Hall.

The Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management will conduct its ceremony on Friday, June 11, at 10 a.m. in the Bren Hall Courtyard.

On the weekend of Saturday, June 12, and Sunday, June 13, six ceremonies –– three each day –– will be held on the Commencement Green behind the Faculty Club.

A listing of the ceremonies and guest speakers follows.

Sunday, June 6, Campbell Hall

11 a.m. – College of Creative Studies

Guest Speaker – Henry Pitcher '71, artist and CCS senior lecturer

Student Speakers – Brandon Kerr, mathematics; Mary Schimmelman, literature; and Steven Quistad, biology

Friday, June 11, Bren Hall Courtyard

10 a.m. – Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management

Guest Speaker – Angel Martinez, president and chief executive officer, Deckers Outdoor Corporation

Saturday, June 12, Commencement Green

9 a.m. – Science and Mathematics

Guest Speaker – Janice Jagelski '87, UC Santa Barbara Foundation Trustee

Student Speaker – David Hassan, physics

1 p.m. – Engineering and Science

Guest Speaker – Daniel P. Burnham, retired chairman and chief executive officer, Raytheon Company and chair, UC Santa Barbara Foundation

Student Speaker – Ricardo Jose Martinez, electrical engineering

4 p.m. – Social Sciences I

Guest Speaker – Michael Jochim, UCSB professor of archaeology

Student Speaker – Katherine Voigtlander, business economics

Sunday, June 13, Commencement Green

9 a.m. – Social Sciences II

Guest Speaker – Leila J. Rupp, UCSB professor of feminist studies and associate dean of social sciences

Student Speaker – Alyssa Muñoz, sociology and global studies

1 p.m. – Humanities and Fine Arts

Guest Speaker – Anne Louise Bardach, journalist and author

Student Speaker – Stephanie Murphy, music and law and society

4 p.m. – Graduate Division

Guest Speaker – Patricia Cohen, UCSB professor of history

Student Speaker – Alison Hatt, Ph.D., materials

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