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More than 1,000 students are graduating from Cal Poly Saturday

Posted at 3:22 PM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 21:21:11-05

More than 1,000 students are graduating at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s 35th annual fall commencement ceremony on Saturday.

The theme of the graduation ceremony  is “Mustangs Forever.”

“Commencement marks a decisive transition in the lives of these future leaders in their respective fields,” said Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong. “It provides the opportunity to salute our graduates’ accomplishments while recognizing the dedication and support each member of the Class of 2018 received from their biggest fans: family members, friends, teachers and mentors.”

There are three ceremonies tomorrow throughout the course of the day.

  • 9 a.m. College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and College of Science and Mathematics
  • 1 p.m. Orfalea College of Business and College of Liberal Arts
  • 4 p.m. College of Architecture and Environmental Design and College of Engineering

Each ceremony lasts about 90 minutes and will be live streamed.

Tjada McKenna is the keynote speaker at the ceremonies. She is the Chief Officer of Habitat for Humanity International and graduated from Harvard Business School.

Cal Poly is expecting about 10,000 people to attend the ceremonies Saturday.