Commencement

Ceremony 

Dear Class of 2021,

Commencement is this Friday, May 21st at 9:00am PT!

Graduates, families, and friends, are invited to watch the ceremony livestream from the Class of 2021 commencement website. It will start promptly at 9am, and is expected to last until around 11/11:15am. If you miss the livestream, information on how to access a recording at a later time will be sent to graduates after the ceremony. 

Commencement Ceremony Zoom Room (for Graduates)

Following the keynote speech, Dean Chemerinsky will invite graduating students to proceed into the commencement ceremony zoom room. Graduates must be logged into zoom via their @berkeley.edu zoom account to enter the commencement zoom room. The livestream will continue for family and friends to watch the remainder of the ceremony.

Because the commencement ceremony zoom room will be livestreamed, your zoom screen may be visible to anyone watching the livestream. If you do not wish to be recorded, please turn off your video and rename yourself so that your name is not displayed (or you may continue to watch the livestream rather than join the zoom). We encourage you to use one of the two Class of 2021 Commencement virtual background slides (see this zoom tutorial @ 2:10 for how to add virtual background). There is no dress code, but feel free to wear your regalia if you have it!

Only graduates are invited to enter the commencement zoom room [graduates received the zoom link via email on Wednesday, May 19th]. If you enter early, you will be placed in a waiting room until the digital procession when you are allowed to enter. And again, graduates must be logged into zoom via their @berkeley.edu zoom account to enter the commencement zoom room.

If you are having any trouble accessing the commencement zoom room email zoom@law.berkeley.edu. Someone will be monitoring that email address to assist you. 

Class of 2021 Commencement Website

Before, during, or after the ceremony please explore the Class of 2021 commencement website. Use #BerkeleyLaw2021 on twitter or instagram (from a public account) to congratulate your classmates or share photos from your graduation, and it will show up in the feed at the bottom of the main page!

We look forward to celebrating with you on Friday! Congratulations!

Best,
Kyle

Accommodations

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) or anything else to participate in this event fully, please contact Kyle Kate Dudley at 510-664-4386 /kylekatedudley@berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.

Graduating Student FAQ 

For questions or comments regarding this section, please contact Student Services.