Campus Bids Farewell
APPROXIMATELY 4,475 SENIORS and 507 graduate students will march to Pomp and Circumstance as they participate in eight official commencement ceremonies taking place on June 6, 11, 12, and 13. 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 & Management, and the Graduate Division.
The commencement schedule begins with the College of Creative Studies at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 6, in Campbell Hall. The guest speaker will be Hank Pitcher, a senior lecturer in the college, and an artist known for his paintings of contemporary California culture and the Southern California coastal landscape.
The ceremony for the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 11, in the Bren Hall Courtyard. The guest speaker will be Angel Martinez, president and CEO of Deckers Outdoor Corporation.
Commencement weekend begins on Saturday, June 12, with the Science and Mathematics ceremony at 9 a.m. The guest speaker will be Janice Jagelski, a UCSB alumna and a trustee of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation. The Engineering and Science ceremony will follow at 1 p.m. with guest speaker Dan Burnham, retired chair and CEO of Raytheon Company and chair of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation Board of Trustees. The Social Sciences I ceremony will begin at 4 p.m., with Michael Jochim, professor of archaeology, delivering the commencement address.
The ceremonies continue at 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 14, with Social Sciences II, followed by Humanities and Fine Arts at 1 p.m., and the Graduate Division at 4 p.m. Leila J. Rupp, associate dean of social sciences and professor of feminist studies, will speak at the 9 a.m. ceremony, with journalist and author Ann Louise Bardach following at
1 p.m., and Patricia Cohen, professor of history, at 4 p.m.
All ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday, June 12 and 13, will take place on the Commencement Green.