UCSC's commencement exercises will be held this year on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 13-15. Approximately 2,000 (2,009) students are candidates this spring for bachelor of arts, music, or science degrees. Also this spring, 116 students are eligible to receive master of arts or science degrees, and 54 students are candidates for doctorates. A small number of students will receive graduate certificates. In addition, a number of celebrations, beginning June 12, are also planned to honor graduates.

A number of graduation celebrations, the first of which starts a day earlier, are also planned
(In the two prior quarters of the current academic year, many other UCSC students earned undergraduate or graduate degrees: 916 undergraduates earned bachelor's degrees at the end of the fall or winter quarters, 59 students earned master's degrees, and 40 students earned Ph.D.s.)

Nine of UCSC's ten colleges will hold commencement exercises next month; College Ten, the newest college, will hold its first commencement next spring. The Graduate Division and Jack Baskin School of Engineering will also host commencement exercises.

Midway through the upcoming summer, UCSC's Department of Education will also hold commencement exercises for approximately 122 students who will be awarded master of arts degrees. That ceremony will take place on July 18 at 11 a.m. in the Upper Quarry Amphitheater. (An undetermined number of other UCSC students will also complete their work toward degrees this summer, in the academic year's fourth quarter.)

SCHEDULE FOR COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES AT UCSC ON JUNE 13-15:

Friday, June 13:

Graduate Division Commencement:

The keynote speaker will be UCSC history of consciousness professor Angela Davis. 5 p.m. Upper Quarry Amphitheater. For more information, call (831) 459-2510.

Saturday, June 14:

Merrill College Commencement:

The keynote speaker will be Merrill fellow and UCSC professor of environmental studies Alan Richards. 9 a.m. East Field. For more information, call (831) 459-3357.

Benjamin F. Porter College Commencement:

The keynote speaker will be UCSC Writing Program lecturer Judith "Jude" Todd. 10 a.m. Porter Quadrangle. For more information, call (831) 459-2857.

College Nine Commencement:

The keynote speaker will be UCSC professor of sociology Paul Lubeck. 11 a.m. Upper Quarry Amphitheater. For more information, call (831) 459-5844.

Cowell College Commencement:

The keynote speaker will be William Ladusaw, Cowell provost and professor of linguistics. 1 p.m. East Field. For more information, call (831) 459-2255.

College Eight Commencement:

The keynote speaker will be State Assemblyman and UCSC alumnus John Laird. 1:30 p.m. Lower West Field. Reception to follow at the College Eight Dining Hall. For more information, call (831) 459-4279.

Kresge College Commencement:

The keynote speaker will be UCSC professor of anthropology Carolyn Martin Shaw. 5 p.m. East Field. Free parking pass required. For more information, call (831) 459-4434.

Oakes College Commencement:

The keynote speaker will be executive director of Barrios Unidos and UCSC alumnus Nane Alejandrez. 6 p.m. Oakes College Lower Field. For more information, call (831) 459-4505.

Sunday, June 15:

Crown College Commencement:

The keynote speaker will be Congressman Sam Farr. 9 a.m. East Field. For more information, call (831) 459-2101.

Stevenson College Commencement:

The keynote speaker will be Stevenson core course lecturer Matthew Osborn. 1 p.m. East Field. For more information, call (831) 459-3108.

Jack Baskin School of Engineering Commencement:

The keynote speaker will be Susan Siegel, president of Affymetrix. 3 p.m. Lower West Field. For more information, call (831) 459-2158.

SCHEDULE FOR GRADUATION CELEBRATIONS AT UCSC ON JUNE 12-15:

Thursday, June 12:

Rainbow Celebration:

In honor of countywide Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Trans, and Ally graduates. Speakers to be announced. 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Women's Center. For more information, call (831) 459-4385.

Friday, June 13:

Asian American/Pacific Islander Celebration:

In honor of Asian American/Pacific Islander graduates. 2 to 4 p.m. Music Center Recital Hall. For more information, call (831) 459-5349.

African American Celebration:

In honor of African American graduates. 7 p.m. College Eight Quadrangle. For more information, call (831) 502-2522.

Sunday, June 15:

Native American Celebration:

In honor of Native American graduates. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Women's Center. For more information, call (831) 459-5389.

Chicano/Latino Celebration:

In honor of Chicano/Latino graduates. 3:30 p.m. Upper Quarry Amphitheater. For more information, call (831) 502-5272.