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2021 CED Commencement

CED Commencement

Congratulations to the CED Class of 2021

Congratulations to our graduating students! We want to honor you for your resilience and determination to complete your education amidst such incredible odds and during an unprecedented global pandemic. We look forward to seeing the work you do in the world and hope you will stay in touch and be engaged as you venture on to your next steps. 

To celebrate your achievements, please remember that we will be publishing a CED 2021 Yearbook website that will go live on Friday, May 14th. Graduating students, you should have already received a link to create your profile for this website from your program Advisors. If you need the form link, please email

We are especially thrilled to announce that our commencement speaker for the CED Class of 2021 will be Heather McGhee, internationally recognized political commentator, activist and strategist, whose book The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together was published earlier this year. McGhee is looking forward to presenting to the class of 2021 with a pre-recorded address that will go live on the yearbook website and will be released on May 14th. We are pleased that individual departments will also host their own graduation celebrations as listed below.

Departmental Graduations

Friday, May 14, 2021, 3pm PDT 
Department of City and Regional Planning, MCP Graduation

Livestream here

Monday, May 17, 2021, 1pm PDT 
Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

Livestream here

Monday, May 17, 2021, 4pm PDT 
Department of Architecture, Graduate Student Graduation

Livestream here

Monday, May 17, 2021, 5pm PDT 
Urban Studies/CED City Planning Minor Graduation Celebration

Livestream here

Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 4pm PDT
Department of Architecture, Undergraduate Student Graduation
Livestream here

Campus Graduations

Saturday, May 15, 2021, 9am PDT
Class of 2021 Virtual Commencement 
Learn more and livestream

Saturday, May 15, 2021
Cal Grad Day

Learn more 

May 16-May 20, 2021, times vary
In-person, Student-only Procession

Learn more and livestream