Student FAQ

Q: When and where is the Sociology Commencement Ceremony?

A: The 2021 Sociology Graduation Celebration is a virtual event that will be held on Monday, May 17th 10:00-11:30 a.m. (Pacific Time).  The links to the event will be shared previous to the event.  There will continue to be recorded sections of the event available on our Sociology website for viewing at a later time as well.

Q: Who will be the student commencement speaker this year? How do I apply to be the speaker?

A: Each year we select one student to present the Sociology Undergraduate Address during the ceremony. Any graduating senior in sociology may apply to be the speaker. If interested, you should email a draft (more than an outline) of your proposed speech to Cristina Rojas at cmrojas@berkeley.edu by Monday, April 26th.  The speech should be no longer than 3-4 minutes. The Sociology Department reviews the proposals and makes the final selection. For additional information, please see an Undergraduate Advisor.