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Graduates walk into the May 17 General Commencement.
Seniors walk into the Memorial Stadium as their families watch from overhead. The weather was warm and sunny.
Taqwa Elhindi, 22, grew up in Palestine and received two degrees in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies.
Noelle Guarin, Political Science and Samantha Dizon, Sociology/Media Studies finished high school in Carson, California together and now graduated together.
Camilia Razavi, left, graduates after transferring from Skyline College in San Bruno.
Yesenia Torres, an English Major, presents her personalized cap.
Kendy Chan, Yuzo Yuzikawa, and Yuma Kawata were all part of the Kendo Club at Berkeley.
Haen Sun, a Bioengineering major, and Jana Song, a Political Science major, graduate.
Claude Steele, UC Berkeley provost, along with the deans of nine schools on campus file in.
Kaila Love raps “Senior Anthem,” a song she wrote for graduation.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi congratulates graduates.
The class of 2014 graduates.
At 10:10 a.m. on Saturday, precisely on Berkeley time, the students of the class of 2014 filled Memorial Stadium for what would be their last time as a group. Students from across the campus came together under the hot California sun to celebrate all their hard work. Graduates heard Chancellor Nicholas Dirks give some words of inspiration interwoven between traditional speech. At 11 a.m., the class of 2014 received congratulations from U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Finally, at 1:35 p.m., the former seniors of UC Berkeley finally became alumni.