Commencement 2020


Dear Spring 2020 Graduating Students:

Many of you have reached out to inquire about our plans for the IAS commencement because of the COVID-19 crisis. Following the recent guidelines outlined by the campus leadership, we are very sad to announce the cancellation of the in-person IAS Commencement scheduled for Thursday, May 21, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.

While we always look forward to this wonderful event that celebrates your accomplishments and hard work with your families and friends, we are also mindful of the health risks posed by an in-person event. We are living in extraordinary and challenging times and we appreciate your understanding as we all learn to navigate these uncharted waters. We are working on alternative options to provide you with a proper celebration of your achievements and will keep you posted.

Please take care and stay safe!

The IAS Department

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