11 ceremonies mark UCSD graduations


By June 13, UCSD will have seen 7,673 students graduate this spring with more than 65,000 family members and guests expected to attend ceremonies, and Chancellor Marye Anne Fox will have spoken at all 11 events.

The Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences held the first ceremony on May 29 in the Price Center, where 53 students received doctor of pharmacology degrees.

The School of Medicine conferred M.D. degrees on 122 graduates and joint M.D./Ph.D.s on six classmates on June 6.

More ceremonies are set for Saturday with 950 graduates at the first, being held by Thurgood Marshall College. Then, a total of 460 graduate students receiving Ph.D.s and 1,000 students receiving their master’s degrees awarded from summer 2009 through spring 2010 will gather later in the morning.

Revelle College will graduate 950 students in the afternoon, and Muir College’s ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. for some 1,170 graduating students.

Leading off four commencement ceremonies slated for Sunday is Earl Warren College with 1,055 graduates. The School of International Relations and Pacific Studies will honor 90 graduates receiving masters in Pacific and international affairs (MPIA) degrees, and the Rady School of Management, 57 graduates. The Sixth College will salute 910 graduates.

Winding up the commencement series, Eleanor Roosevelt College will hold its ceremony as 850 graduates receive their diplomas, the college’s largest graduating class ever.