On the eve of graduation at UC San Diego, an estimated 1,000 seniors and families gathered Friday night to celebrate their achievements with music, free food and beer—and fireworks. At a ceremony with Chancellor Marye Anne Fox and keynote speaker Sandi Logan—UCSD alumna and vice president of casting at ABC Entertainment Group—students were relaxed and cheerful among fellow classmates.
John Yamauchi, a pharmacy student, received the award for the Outstanding Graduate Student. Danielle Cipres, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in human biology, received the Outstanding Senior award.
Students attended the ceremony, ate dinner while listening to music and enjoyed the fireworks during the two-hour festivities. On RIMAC Field Saturday, Marshall College will have its commencement at 8 a.m., Revelle at 1 p.m. and Muir at 5 p.m. On Sunday, Warren will have its graduation at 8 a.m., Roosevelt at 1 p.m. and Sixth College at 5 p.m.