Class of 2015 shares commencement fever at #CalGrad

“Graduating from the #1 public university is no tiny feat.” “A friendship even stronger than ionic bonds #startedfromChem1A.” “Thank you so much Berkeley … You have been too good to me and I don’t wanna leave.”

Social media is abuzz with excitement as graduation approaches — with a crowd of 21,000 expected at UC Berkeley’s campuswide commencement in Memorial Stadium this Saturday, and dozens of smaller departmental ceremonies beginning today and continuing through May 24.

Here’s a snapshot of an emotional graduation season, as shared by Berkeley students on social media. Check back throughout the week for updates: