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Graduation Information

Congratulations to the Chemistry and Biochemistry Class of 2020!

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 11th, and will be followed with a virtual reception on Zoom.

Ceremony Agenda

  • Welcome
    • Professor D. Michael Heinekey
  • Introduction of Undergraduate Speakers
    • Professor Alshakim Nelson
  • Undergraduate Speakers
    • Kate Juergens
    • David Hales
  • Recognition of PhD Graduates
    • Professor Munira Khalil
  • Undergraduate Honors and Awards
    • Professor Gary Drobny
  • Recognition of Baccalaureate Graduates
    • Professor Forrest Michael
    • Professor David Ginger

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

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

Can't make it tonight? The video will be available for replay on YouTube, so you will be able to watch the ceremony at a later date. 

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

We will work with you on an alternate viewing platform.