2018 Commencement Ceremony
Friday, June 29 at 6 p.m.
Anisa Chaudhry Selected as Graduation Speaker
Anisa Chaudhry, winner of the A. Robert DeHart Memorial Scholarship, has been selected as the keynote speaker for De Anza's 2018 commencement ceremony.
Chaudhry, 20, will graduate this year with an associate degree in Liberal Arts and a certificate in Leadership and Social Change, before transferring to the University of California, Berkeley, in the fall.
In her two years at De Anza, Chaudhry has become a prominent student leader. She was president of the Muslim Students Association, served on the DASB Senate, helped organize the Student Voices United for Change conference and has spoken at campus events about equity and civil rights.
In addition, four students were selected this year for the annual President's Awards.
The winner of this year's Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunity Award is Elias Kamal.
The 2018 commencement ceremony will be held in the De Anza College Stadium from 6-8 p.m. For information about additional special events, please check the End-of-Year Celebrations webpage.
- Can't make it to the June 29 ceremony? You can watch the livestream with captions right here, starting at 6 p.m.
- Students, friends and families: You'll find more details and helpful tips on the Commencement Information for Graduating Students webpage.
- Faculty, staff and administrators: You'll find more details and tips on the Commencement Information for Faculty and Staff webpage.
There will be photographers and videographers recording activities before, during and after the graduation ceremony. If you prefer not to have your image recorded or used by De Anza College in informational and promotional materials, please notify the photographer or videographer.
Check out this commemorative video from the 2017 graduation ceremony.