Another academic year has come to a close. Over 4,000 of you have achieved your dream of earning a graduate degree — approximately 3,200 master’s and professional degrees, and nearly 800 doctoral degrees were conferred this year. It excites us to know that all of you will go on to accomplish great things in your own way, many of you creating life-changing solutions to the world’s challenges. You can find a summary of some amazing graduate student accomplishments and celebrations.

Congratulations from all of us in GradDiv!

Celebrating graduate students

celebrating graduate students

Operation Lollipop

May 3, 2024

As the academic year comes to a close, thesis and dissertation filings start flowing in and our staff begins mailing the infamous See’s Candy Lollipops all over the world.

Marianne Brasil

2022 Leadership in Graduate Diversity Award Recipients

March 1, 2023

Meet our inaugural Leadership in Graduate Diversity Award recipients…

Headshot of Cynthia Ladd-Viti

Berkeley Mastercard Foundation Scholar – Blazing the trail for women in tech

June 7, 2022

Berkeley Mastercard Scholar Vivian Omondi is someone who practices the act of being the change she wishes to see in the world. With guidance from UC Berkeley alumni along the way, she has chartered a path to her own success.

Vivian Omandi wearing a graduation cap and sash

You have made this an amazing year

May 17, 2022

You did it! Another academic year has come to a close and, as I have said many times in past messages, I and all of us in the Graduate Division applaud your resilience and enthusiastic spirit! As the world around us struggles with so many crises –

Lisa García Bedolla

Grad Slam winner researches COVID-19 therapeutic treatment

May 6, 2022

Growing up Justin Lee wanted to be an astronomer. This third-year PhD student from the Bay Area is studying Metabolic Biology, Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology. Not quite astronomy.

Justin Lee, Chi Zhu, Lei Xu, Federico Gonzalez and Caslin Gilroy in lab coats