2020 Commencement Scroll for 2020 Virtual Commencement highlights!

"As you know, the great motto of the University of California is Fiat Lux, Let There Be Light. You are the light and hope of this world. We are hopeful for the future because we know we can count on you. On behalf of all of us on the faculty, let me say to the Class of 2020, that you have enriched us immeasurably and we are grateful for having had the honor of having you as our students."
— Chancellor Howard Gillman

Degree Breakdown of the Class of 2020

  • Bachelor’s degrees awarded: 9,907
  • Master’s degrees awarded: 886
  • Doctoral degrees awarded: 299
  • Law degrees awarded: 193 (conferred May 9)
  • Medical degrees: 92 (conferred May 30)
  • Community college transfer students earning bachelor’s degrees: 2,916
  • Federal Pell Grant recipients earning bachelor’s degrees: 3,505
  • 47% of Bachelor's degree recipients are first-generation
"You've all done this, you've reached this great milestone. Go out and celebrate! Be good and be kind, be kind to each other."
— Willie L. Banks, Jr., Ph.D., Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs

Watch the reception for your school ceremony for remarks by the school deans, recognition of graduates and special speakers!

2020 Commencement Program

Students who earned their degrees in Summer Session, Fall, Winter, Spring Quarters or the following Summer Session were eligible to have their name and major included in the online Commencement Program if their graduation application was submitted before the deadline.

Commencement Celebration Boxes!

Graduates who registered to participate before the deadline received a Celebration Box! The celebration box included a cap, tassel, sign and license plate frame. Many graduates shared their celebration boxes on social media!

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