Media advisory: 650 students to graduate Saturday at UC Berkeley

Graduates hug after the commencement exercises.

Graduates hug after the 2017 commencement exercises. UC Berkeley photo by Brittany Hosea-Small)

WHAT: 650 undergraduate and graduate students will participate in winter commencement exercises at UC Berkeley; delivering the keynote speech will be beloved Berkeley alumnus and former head of Levi Strauss & Co. Robert D. Haas.

WHEN: 9:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. Members of the media should arrive between 8:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m.

WHERE: Haas Pavilion, 115 Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, CA 94720. (Map.) Enter through Gate 7 and check in at the media table. All bags will be checked for security purposes.

Please note that parking will not be provided.



  • Procession of 650 graduates
  • Performances by student musicians
  • Remarks by Chancellor Carol Christ
  • Commencement address by Robert D. Haas


  • A mult box will be available