Nearly 1,600 members of the Class of 2020 returned to campus last Friday (Dec. 10) for their pandemic-delayed in-person commencement.
Alumnus Bruce West was there, too, to receive the UC Davis Medal he would have been given last year, were it not for the pandemic. West, who holds two degrees in civil engineering — Bachelor of Science (1971) and Master of Science (1973) — has been fostering excellence at his alma mater for decades. He’s been a member of the engineering dean’s executive committee since its inception in 2002, and also serves on the Athletics Board.
The Class of 2020
So many students from the Class of 2020 wanted to come back, that we split the commencement into two ceremonies at the University Credit Union Center.
Graduate Studies and the Graduate School of Management also held makeup commencements, Graduate Studies on Thursday (Dec. 9) and the GSM on Sunday (Dec. 12).
UC Davis’ regular Fall Commencement took place Saturday (Dec. 11), for about 975 graduates.
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🎓It’s been two years since the last @UCDavisGrad in-person graduation ceremony, making today’s make-up celebration particularly joyous & poignant. “Everyone has their own superpowers,” said @Chancellor_May. “Use yours for good.”😭https://t.co/9gOyNrLtQX #UCDavis #GoAgs pic.twitter.com/KKjwNvKYSi— UC Davis School of Education (@UCDEducation) December 10, 2021