OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE VICE CHANCELLOR – ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
January 19, 2016
Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and founder of the global microfinance movement, will serve as UC San Diego’s All Campus Commencement keynote speaker on Saturday, June 11 at RIMAC Field. Yunus is known worldwide for pioneering the concept of microcredit and establishing the Grameen Bank to help impoverished people start their own businesses. His commitment to social mobility and human rights aligns with UC San Diego’s tradition of service, making him the ideal speaker for UC San Diego’s first All Campus Commencement in 16 years.
The All Campus Commencement will celebrate the Class of 2016 as one UC San Diego community and will include the conferral of degrees for graduating students. Approximately 8,000 undergraduates from all six colleges and graduate students from the Graduate Division, Rady School of Management and School of Global Policy and Strategy will attend the All Campus Commencement. Following the All Campus Commencement, the colleges and graduate programs will host individual graduation ceremonies, where students will walk across stage as their names are read.
The schedule for UC San Diego’s 2016 Commencement is:
All Campus Commencement
Undergraduate College Celebrations
Warren College – Saturday, June 11 at 2 p.m.
Graduate Student Celebrations
Graduate Division – Saturday, June 11 at 1:30 p.m.
Graduation events for the School of Medicine will take place Sunday, June 5. Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences ceremonies will be held in mid-May. Scripps Day and Scripps Institution of Oceanography commencement will be held in mid-June.
For more information, please visit commencement.ucsd.edu.