Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation

Virtual Graduation: Class of 2020

While we cannot gather in person, we want to take today, May 20th, to celebrate the work and great achievements of the Class of 2020. 

Included here is a digital version of the commemorative commencement scroll that Department Chair, Peter Zinoman would have handed to you during our ceremony.  We know that a digital celebration cannot replace a Commencement Ceremony​, and we hope that you will join ​u​s in-person once a formal ceremony is possible. Today, we ask you to join us in ​marking this momentous occasion, and ​celebrating this huge feat: you have graduated from the UC Berkeley History Department. Congratulations, Class of 2020! 

The content below is a collection of recorded remarks to celebrate you. To best enjoy these videos, play each video in Fullscreen mode, and make sure the video quality settings are at the highest setting. 

"My colleagues and I stand in awe of your smarts, your skill, your savvy and your grit. And it gives us some sense of hope to know that the future lies in your capable hands."

Peter Zinoman, Department Chair

Department Chair Remarks: Peter Zinoman

Zinoman Chairs Speech FINAL

"May you maintain that 2020 vision for the rest of your lives and may you bring it to a world that desperately needs it, and eagerly awaits you."

Mark Brilliant, Associate Professor

Faculty Remarks to the Class of 2020

Faculty Remarks, Class of 2020