Friends and family of UC Irvine’s graduating class welcomed the gray skies on Friday, June 12, as the School of Social Sciences honored its 2015 graduates at the Bren Events Center amidst cooler temps and cheers of “Zot, Zot, Zot!”

In total, 1,880 undergraduate students received their diplomas during the 2014-15 school year—making the School of Social Sciences once again the largest class on campus. To manage the crowds, the cord, cap, and Hawaiian lei-bedecked grads were divided into two afternoon ceremonies, with master’s degree candidates included in the first ceremony. International studies major Sunny Liu addressed her peers at the first ceremony, while political science and international studies undergrad Sanaa Khan spoke at the second.

In total, more than 2,000 degrees were conferred to social sciences students, including the school’s 56 doctoral recipients who were recognized in a traditional hooding ceremony on June 13.  

Prior to the official commencement ceremony on Friday, the school honored a number of outstanding undergrad and graduate students in the Order of Merit ceremony.

Check out photos from the first ceremony online and check back soon for more official photos from soc sci.

Congratulations class of 2015!

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