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Graduation Information

Congratulations to the Chemistry and Biochemistry Class of 2021!

Welcome to the home of the virtual graduation ceremony for the Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

The celebration will commence at 5:00 PM (Pacific Time) on Thursday, June 10, 2021.

Feel free to watch the ceremony on this page or click over to YouTube at in order to use the live chat feature to cheer on your family and friends!

If you would like to make comments on the video as it plays please see the following link for information on how to make a YouTube account and this link to learn how to post comments on YouTube videos.

Ceremony Agenda

  • Welcome
    • Professor and Chair Munira Khalil
  • Introduction of Undergraduate Speakers
    • Professor Alshakim Nelson and Professor Brandi Cossairt
  • Undergraduate Speakers
    • Marium Raza
    • Andy Chia
  • Recognition of PhD Graduates
    •  Professor and Associate Chair of Graduate Education Xiaosong Li
  • Recognition of Master's Graduates
    • Professor Bo Zhang
  • Undergraduate Honors and Awards 
    • Professor and Co-Associate Chair for Undergraduate Education Forrest Michael
  • Recognition of Baccalaureate Graduates
    • Professor David Ginger

At the conclusion of our YouTube event, we ask that students, family members, and friends join our faculty for a reception on Zoom. The link to the reception will be updated during the graduation ceremony.

Congratulate your colleagues, share a virtual toast, and introduce your families to your favorite classmates and instructors!

Forget to RSVP? Due to student privacy laws, we will only call out the names of students who RSVP'd to our ceremony. This doesn't mean you can't participate! Please watch along and celebrate with your peers on YouTube, and join us in the Zoom reception at the end of the video. 

If you or your family members are currently in a country that does not allow viewing of YouTube, please reach out to and we will explore options for an alternative viewing platform.

If you have questions regarding our graduation ceremony, please reach out to