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2012 UC graduations

Pomp and circumstance this summer from University of California campuses

Storified by University of California · Wed, Jun 20 2012 18:53:48

Congratulations, new UC alumni!

UC Berkeley

UC Davis

“I’ve walked around this big campus and thought, ‘Here I am learning to do something significant with my life.’ It’s a really privileged feeling.” — 2012 University Award winner Larissa K. Miyachi
Photo by Martin WongUC Davis
UC Davis News & Information :: Yuba County resident named UC Davis’ top graduate, UC Davis celebrates six decades of medalistsA Yuba County, Calif., resident destined for medical school will join yet another class today (June 15) when she graduates from the Unive…
#ucdavis #graduation #2012 http://instagr.am/p/L9vn1hyjJs/Francisca Rusli
Chancellor Katehi’s Spring 2012 Commencement addressucdavis
My parentals aka my motivation and support system at my #ucdavis graduation. Thank you for not pressuring me http://instagr.am/p/L9P4gYKUkB/Nancy Lê
Photo by Martin WongUC Davis
Photo by Martin WongUC Davis
Photo by Martin WongUC Davis
From the day we dropped him off at UC Davis to the day he graduated. Time flys #college #graduation #davis # http://instagr.am/p/L_e8E7xruB/Sabina Abell
Davis bound to watch my little bruhder graduate! Congrats, Scott! I’m proud of you! Love you!������������������ #UCDavis #graduationSamantha
#ucdavis #graduation http://instagr.am/p/L9K-16E9wk/Moniza Masud
First doctor in the family. #UCDavis #Graduation http://instagr.am/p/L32dDJnvth/Julia Rhee
This is the best graduation I’ve been to. #familyinvolvement #ucdavisJulia Rhee
Keran Raju of Carmichael hugs fellow nurse, Jerry Padilla before the start of their graduation celebration at on the UC Davis campus on June 14, 2012. They are a part of the inaugural class of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Photo by Karin Higgins/UC Davis.UC Davis Health System
The four men in the the inaugural class of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing pose for a picture before the start of their graduation celebration on the UC Davis campus, on June 14, 2012. Photo by Karin Higgins/UC DavisUC Davis Health System
#UCDavis School of Education awards doctoral, masters degrees and teaching credentials to its Class of 2012. Congrats! http://pic.twitter.com/awwFUwVRBarry Shiller
Congratulations to our #UCDavis School of Education graduates!! http://bit.ly/Jh2ghtUC Davis Admissions
Sterling Hellwege talks with frineds as they wait to walk into the hall during the commencement ceremony for the UC Davis School of Education on Wednesday June 13, 2012 at UC Davis. Photo by Gregory Urquiaga.UC Davis
Meet Kay and Kyle Holmes, a mother and son, who will both be graduating from graduate programs at the UC Davis School of Education. Kyle (credential ’11) will receive his M.A. in education and his mom, Kay, her Ph.D! Congrats to both and Go Ags!UC Davis
Check out the video of #UCDavis School of Medicine’s commencement on Saturday. Congrats class of 2012!! http://bit.ly/Jh2ghtUCDavisHealthSystem
Photo credit: Grad ImagesUC Davis School of Medicine
Photo credit: Grad ImagesUC Davis School of Medicine

UC Irvine

UC Irvine graduates its first classes in business, law and the Cal Teach program.
47th commencement is season of firsts: Ceremonies ring in new degrees and traditions as inaugural classes graduate. Photo by Daniel A. Anderson / University Communications. More: http://www.uci.edu/features/2012/06/feature_commencement2012_120615.phpUniversity of California, Irvine
Officially a college graduate!! I’ve come such a long way since entering college. Real world, come at me!! #ucirvine #2012 #graduation.Vivian Huang
Commencement 2012 – UC Irvineucirvinenews
Photo by Nicole del Castillo / University Communications.University of California, Irvine
Photo by Daniel A. Anderson / University Communications.University of California, Irvine
Happy Graduation Lauren! @lawrmar #graduation #ucirvine #college #success #yay #sister #loveyou http://instagr.am/p/L6YIm7C4Zs/Natalie Chanel
Photo by Daniel A. Anderson / University Communications.University of California, Irvine
On my way to UC Irvine’s graduation for Louis! Damn, double majored and done in 4 years. & going to Notre Dame for his masters #proudbroWalter G.
Photo by Daniel A. Anderson / University Communications.University of California, Irvine
Photo by Eva Lempert.University of California, Irvine
Photo by Daniel A. Anderson / University Communications.University of California, Irvine
Photo by Daniel A. Anderson / University Communications.University of California, Irvine
Photo by Daniel A. Anderson / University Communications.University of California, Irvine

UCLA

“Figure out what you love. Run like mad toward those things and those people, and give yourself away completely to them.” — Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva.
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RT @jacquelineKad: this picture is too cute @UCLA_Alumni @UCLA #UCLA2012 http://pic.twitter.com/5pcjPA1aUCLA
Happy to be spending Father’s Day with all my children today and to celebrate Denise’s graduation from UCLA this weekend! Happy Father’s Day to all!John Lee
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We finally did it!! #ucla2012Erik Pena
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I still find it so surreal, I’m a UCLA alumni now @UCLA #graduate #UCLA2012 http://pic.twitter.com/doLS0MOyElias L Solano Russo
RT @Tesa1289: . @scooterbraun but really you should. #ucla2012 #callmemaybe http://pic.twitter.com/rAkzOcvNPreeya Nobis
#bruinbear #UCLA2012 @eric_ibrahim #BRUINSFOLYFE @ UCLA Bruin Statue http://instagr.am/p/L9OjNWgMTd/Sandra David
Congraduations, Dawn! http://instagr.am/p/L9gp6wrFd-/ #UCLA2012 #DMAKenneth ☠ Azurin
Finally a UCLA grad! #ucla2012 #graduation #classof2012 #ucla #losangeles http://instagr.am/p/MAhwsgM-_O/Carol Li
Graduation #UCLA2012 !!! Just the boys! @ UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) http://instagr.am/p/L8yZ6aqOhH/Blake Morla
Now the ladies!!!! #UCLA2012 @ UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) http://instagr.am/p/L8ypHiqOhQ/Blake Morla
The Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Commencement Ceremony has begun! #UCLA2012 http://pic.twitter.com/nYBdgHplUCLA IoES
RT @sirinyamatute: So creative! @leighphan’s cap for her #ucla2012 graduation. @uclatoday http://instagr.am/p/L8NmP5x3nB/UCLA Today
Environmental Science graduates get creative with their caps. #UCLA2012 http://pic.twitter.com/CrZZ7m9AUCLA IoES
Graduated. #ucla2012 #yogo #chembiochem http://pic.twitter.com/fc2MgRssTomer Schwartz

UC Riverside

“To live the promise, we must be the promise. Continue to live your promise.” — Chancellor Timothy White, quoting from California Poet Laureate and UC Riverside professor Juan Felipe Herrera.
RIVERSIDE: Young and old mark UCR graduationIt was probably appropriate that Juliet Beni woke up early on graduation day – 5:37 without an alarm. "I never get up that early," Beni s…
Commencement 2012 | SoBAUCR Alumni Association
Congratulations to all of you graduating at UCR today!!! Have fun! Don’t melt if you have the later graduation! =PDiana Kamel
UCR Ph.D. Juliet Beni is Always Early to the Academic PartyUCR Ph.D. Juliet Beni is Always Early to the Academic Party A Ph.D. as a teenager is a rare feat Juliet Beni, 19, with a robe she borrowe…
Commencement 2012 | SoBAUCR Alumni Association
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Commencement 2012 | SoBAUCR Alumni Association
Commencement 2012 | SoBAUCR Alumni Association
Commencement 2012 | SoBAUCR Alumni Association
Commencement 2012 | SoBAUCR Alumni Association
Commencement 2012 | SoBAUCR Alumni Association
Commencement 2012 | SoBAUCR Alumni Association
Commencement 2012 | SoBAUCR Alumni Association
Family is everything #ucr #graduation http://instagr.am/p/L9aCI1iSnF/Craig Appleby
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©www.peter phun.com/blog ©www.peterphun.com/blogUniversity of California, Riverside
Congrats Annette!������������������ I’m proud of u and I love you ������ #cousin #graduation #UCR @ UC Riverside http://instagr.am/p/L8mpi6r5m1/Daniel Shahgaldians
Hawaii fam went nuts with the #graduation leis, I love my #808 fam. #UCR #mahalo http://pic.twitter.com/fKNH5zNRElliott H.
My sistas #AK #chamgeeswag #ucr #graduation #friends http://instagr.am/p/L9w_aXKLVx/Dorothy Lee
Happy graduation @egamb004 ! ❤������������ #graduation #ucr #boyfriend http://instagr.am/p/L_DWqIjlp0/Jen Pino
Graduation!!!!! #nofilter #UCR party at my house after! http://instagr.am/p/L9ETUyPn2Z/extravaganza_
Goodbye UCR!!! ������ #school #graduation #college #happy by @lifesizeb4rbie http://instagr.am/p/L8fw3kMYMy/Collant Bas

UC San Diego

2012 Graduation — UC San Diego "Don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened.". Dr SuessTerry W. Stoddard
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@salsapockbill24 Happy Graduation for the UCSD class of 2012 babes!!! http://pic.twitter.com/83wIgi4WMandrew
Happy graduation, #UCSD ’12! Do things, be awesome.Amy Li
Having Uncle Phil from Fresh Prince speak at my graduation almost made up for having to be at school @ UCSD http://instagr.am/p/L9AuloAsS4/Camille Wynn
I think our family just won most obnoxious at the UCSD graduation, just went ape for the older bro! #nijjarswag #wedontcuuureEktaa
Graduation UCSD 2012! http://pic.twitter.com/vRdportiMary Kelly
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Congratulations Jenette on your Graduation, love you! #UCSD http://twitpic.com/9xnoreDaisy Chandra
Reverse photobomb!! GRADUATION @ UCSD Track http://instagr.am/p/L9DXrWGE3s/The CRD
MISSING SANDRA 🙁 @phialee @megg302 #chiomega #family #ucsd #graduation #2012 @ RIMAC Field http://instagr.am/p/L-_WvHMhAM/Christelle Tweets
My best friend is cooler than yours! ������������������ #bff #ucsd #graduation #proud @ UCSD http://instagr.am/p/L-_Andy_9T/Berenice
Got em! @jpmcleod @myvmai #UCSD #graduation @ RIMAC Field http://instagr.am/p/L-5L_EQols/Emily O!
I’m SO proud of him. Congratulations Robert! I love you! ������������������������������ #brother #ucsd #graduation http://instagr.am/p/L9-GC3LsCQ/Rebecca Espinoza
UC San Diego c/o 2012, John Muir College #ucsd #graduation http://instagr.am/p/L9IsgbMhEs/Christelle Tweets
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#ucsd #graduation #2012 #deltasigmapi #hoteldecoronado #sandiego cc @samryooi @ 1500 Ocean http://instagr.am/p/L9VuJwjG-E/Suzy Ryoo
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UC Santa Barbara 

Eight ceremonies and 5,958 graduating students. It’s going to be an amazing Commencement week at #UCSB. http://bit.ly/JPVmyxUCSB News & Research
Chancellor Henry T. Yang and Henning Bohn lead the procession to the stage.UC Santa Barbara News & Research
A happy grad, part VUC Santa Barbara News & Research
Congraduation!!!! #ucsbgrad #cousins @ UC Santa Barbara Graduation http://instagr.am/p/L9TIZEpbZh/Brittany Salinas
Happy grads, part IVUC Santa Barbara News & Research
So proud of my cousin! Another one beats the odds! (@ UC Santa Barbara Graduation) [pic]: http://4sq.com/MHpnN5Jennifer Arguello
A happy grad.UC Santa Barbara News & Research
Chancellor Yang congratulates a grad on Sunday.UC Santa Barbara News & Research
Thanks Mom & Dad!UC Santa Barbara News & Research
can’t believe one of my best friends graduated from COLLEGE today! congrats M @ UC Santa Barbara Graduation http://instagr.am/p/L9Rg3vmoVh/Caitlyn Stephenson
Thanks Mom + Dad Part II!UC Santa Barbara News & Research
So proud of you, @myprerogative15 ! #lavendergraduation #ucsb #celebrationJulie Goes Lightly
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Time to celebrate!UC Santa Barbara News & Research

UC Santa Cruz

Jonathan Franzen Cowell College UC Santa Cruz Graduation speech… Fabulous.Andrew Purchin
Commencement ceremonies have begun. The sun is shining in Santa Cruz and the campus is looking beautiful as 4,248 grads and their families celebrate this amazing milestone. Congrats! #imaucscgradUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
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UC Santa Cruz graduation roll call is awesome: "…majored in Philosophy, minor in Defense Against the Dark Arts…"Wes Yee
UC Santa Cruz in a day for graduation and father ‘s day. #roadtrip #familytime #graduation http://instagr.am/p/MAC4aoR09E/Mae Rhoades
Sisters graduation from uc santa cruz. So proud of her http://pic.twitter.com/xsZpaOeHalexandra benvegnu
Congrats Sharif! Love you bro! #graduation #ucsc http://instagr.am/p/L_3_QnRsqT/Rawan Zakout
UCSC Stevenson College Graduation Day! http://instagr.am/p/L_n5eAAuVG/annabella hayes
Thanks for all your support!! #graduation #2012 #ucsc http://instagr.am/p/MAYnxgyGPZ/Maribeth Chao
UCSC graduation! Go lil bro! http://instagr.am/p/L_J8W5ld02/Justin Nguyen
CONGRATULATIONS lil sis!!!! ������������������������������������������ w/ @nane25 @namelchor89 & @sandramrtz7 @ UCSC 2012 Graduation http://instagr.am/p/L_iy7POiqx/George Martinez
Proud of my brother #graduation @sam_cali #black #family #ucsc Santa Cruz http://instagr.am/p/L_ymwdoJqB/Adrian

UC Berkeley

“Do not be afraid to fail. And do not be afraid to succeed.” — Google’s Eric Schmidt
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, the keynote speaker and a UC Berkeley alum, tells the graduates: "Find a way to say yes to things." (See http://bit.ly/ /Jem4vp.) Photo credit: Peg SkorpinskiUC Berkeley
Commencement Convocation sends 2012 graduates out into the worldJoyous graduates, their friends and families filled Edwards Track Stadium in a swirl of blue and gold on Saturday, as they celebrated the…
Eric Olliff, Berkeley’s top graduating senior, shows off his University Medal. (See http://bit.ly/MgZTLg.) Photo credit: Peg SkorpinskiUC Berkeley
Photo credit: Peg SkorpinskiUC Berkeley
Our grad caps 🙂 #graduation #gobears #ucberkeley @ Edwards Stadium http://instagr.am/p/KlxjwlonNk/Ruth
Photo credit: Peg SkorpinskiUC Berkeley
Photo credit: Peg SkorpinskiUC Berkeley
Our niece graduated last Friday at Berkeley. We are so proud of her! http://bit.ly/MyFp0oLinda McClure
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Commencement in t-20! #graduation #berkeley #cal #ucberkeley #econ #commencement #classof2012 http://instagr.am/p/Ks4Mv5PbTr/Jessica Tran
Shareef Abdur-Rahim w/ his family at graduation. Left Cal in ’95 and came back to graduate #amazingstory http://pic.twitter.com/pKgX4VvxJohn Montgomery
Sisters UC Berkeley graduation! So proud of her http://instagr.am/p/KoPMzQJw9e/Vanessa

Hastings College of the Law

“You’ve earned the ability to do justice, to make a difference in this world.” — San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi
University of California Hastings College of the Law
"You Must Always First Pursue Justice"Jeff Adachi ’85 delivers keynote speech at 131st Commencement ceremony for UC Hastings College of the Law I am honored to be here today w…
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Congrats to all the @uchastingslaw grads, class of 2012!!Business Law Journal
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Congrats! RT @DeaniseMarian: Congrats to my Ate Yani! UC Berk undergrad & now graduating fr UC Hastings http://instagr.am/p/KjC4t3t4ZL/UC Hastings Law
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RT @ZfatyBurns: Congratulations from 2 alums at Zfaty | Burns! RT @uchastings_HBLJ: Congrats to all the @uchastingslaw grads, class of 2012!UC Hastings Law
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UC Merced

“Today, a goal was reached. One that was not easy to obtain. One that is not available to those without the ability to dream and the discipline to pursue an arduous course of action.” — Former Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante
UC Merced Celebrates Largest Graduating Class | University of California, MercedA joyous throng of 776 degree candidates of the University of California, Merced, today marched through the Beginnings Sculpture and onto…
Congratulations to UC Merced’s Class of 2012! It is the campus’ largest class to date. http://bit.ly/KUGXT0UC Merced
Congratulations to UC Merced’s Class of 2012 – the campus’ largest class to date. http://bit.ly/KUGXT0UC Merced
Speaker, Singer Grateful for Commencement Opportunities | University of California, MercedGrecia Sanchez and Blaine Hartsock know they’re more than lucky. Out of dozens of UC Merced seniors, they were chosen to speak and sing, …
UC Merced Celebrates the Class of 2012UCMerced
I’m so excited for all of the students of @UCMerced that will be walking tomorrow. Congratulations on all your success, graduates!!!Christa C.
Excited for all the @ucmerced grads to walk the stage today! It’s going to be hot – 99 degrees! Stay hydrated, wear sunscreen. #conGRADS!Molly Bechtel
Bachelor’s of Psychology in UCMERCED 2012, our Pride, our success and happinessAnna Rata

UCSF

“Make sure you do the important work that will benefit human health. And you will, as I do, feel really, really proud to say you came from UCSF, and you made a difference.” — Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann
UCSF Ushers in 2012 Commencement Season | www.ucsf.eduUCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann on April 24 marked the start of the 2012 commencement season at UCSF with an address to congratula…
©2012 Elisabeth Fall ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDUCSF School of Medicine
UCSF School of Medicine Celebrates 2012 Commencement | www.ucsf.eduThe UCSF School of Medicine graduated the Class of 2012 on May 11 at a festive ceremony at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Fra…
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UCSF School of Pharmacy Celebrates 2012 Commencement | www.ucsf.eduThe UCSF School of Pharmacy celebrated its 2012 commencement at a ceremony at Davies Symphony Hall on May 4. Dean Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, …
UCSF School of Medicine Graduate Angela EchiverriUCSFPublicAffairs
Today I celebrate my niece’s graduation from UCSF Medical School. 3 cheers for our Dr. Nicole!Susan RoAne
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UCSF School of Pharmacy Graduate Nicole NguyenUCSFPublicAffairs
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The UCSF Medical School Graduation was amazing! Mark Zuckerberg was there. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar hooded his son too! Congrats New Doctors!AahLee. That Girl.


The last couple of summers we’ve struggled at the UC Office of the President to find a way to document all the graduation ceremonies at campuses. There’s dozens of them over the course of about a month, and just running a slideshow didn’t seem like enough. I suggested we try Storify, and this is our first use of it to tell a story.

I’ve embedded a slideshow version here. You can see the original on Storify.

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