#CalGrad: Berkeley’s Class of 2018 celebrates Commencement on social media

Congratulations to the Class of 2018, who celebrated in blue and gold style! Here’s a sampling of #CalGrad posts across social media. Fiat lux and Go Bears!

See inspiring #CalGrad stories, photos, podcasts and videos in the Commencement 2018 collection.

Graduates share their excitement!

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Grampy, I did it! 🌟 ✨ Missing Grampy a lot today 💔 it was the first big milestone without him & he wanted so badly to see one of his grandkids graduate college. He taught us all hard work and determination, and never failed to ask me how my classes were going and tell me how grades aren’t the only thing that matter. ✨ @catzcoach made a late night target run so @beccaliston could paint my cap for me late last night so we could surprise everyone today ❤️ There were tears shed, and we all felt like he was there. ✨ I wore the same dress as high school graduation to honor him. This black and white photo is the only one I took that night without my gown on 💓

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Photo of graduating senior andrecluu on campus.

“…all the sacrifices you have made your entire life are the reason I am here today: happy, healthy, and graduating from UC Berkeley.” See the full post on Facebook. (Photo of andrecluu by ch_rleyhuang)




Smiles all around at Commencement 2018. See the full Facebook album. (UC Berkeley photo by Keegan Houser)

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bears. beets. bachelor’s degree. #calgrad

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Proud families show graduation is a family affair.

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Fiat Lux! Go Bears #calgrad #famiglia @thsource

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What a day! My time in Berkeley has officially come to a end 💔. Not only is today Mother’s Day but today i also took my last final, it almost doesn’t feel real. I know it seems like that’s all my posts say these days but it’s true. I just sit down and think back at everything my family has had to go through over the years and to see where we are now is just mind blowing to me. Despite all the hardships I would always tell myself I was gonna be successful. That I was going to achieve my dreams no matter what anybody may think and here is step 1. Just 2 more days for graduation and 4 more for my program abroad ✈️. I’m happy, sad, excited, scared, everything all at once 😭 👩🏻‍🎓💙💛 #cal #mothersday #storiesofus #mexicana #calgrad #ucberkeley #sathergate #firstgeneration

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The Berkeley community celebrates with the graduates.


Ready for the next adventure!

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Photo of Commencement cap in a crowd of graduates. Cap says "The best is yet to come."

“The best is yet to come.” See the full Facebook album. (Photo by Keegan Houser)


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