Commencement 2014

When you hear the bagpipes and the expectant hush of a proud audience of parents, families, and friends, Commencement at Menlo College begins. Members of the Prince Charles Pipe Band lead a grand Processional including the marching Color Guard, honoraries, faculty, and a stream of students in their cap and gowns to the center of the Quad. It's a milestone ceremony you won't want to miss as you listen to the memories of the valedictorians, student leaders, and dignitaries.

Menlo College Commencement 2014Keynote speaker and alumnus John Pritzker '76, entrepreneur and investor, is a 25-year veteran of the hospitality industry. His career started in his family’s company, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, and he has since been the founder and managing partner of many businesses including Geolo Capital, Commune Hotels & Resorts, Ticketmaster, Inc., and Chemdex/Ventro.

The College will present Bernard Osher of the Bernard Osher Foundation with an honorary doctorate for his extraordinary philanthropic efforts on behalf of higher education. The College will award The Honorable Anna Eshoo with the President’s Medal for her distinguished public service and her recent assistance to the College in the procurement of our Cal-Grant funding.

After the candidates receive their diplomas, the event culminates when the graduates turn their tassels to the other side of their caps. Thunderous applause ensues along with a memorable splash of confetti. Congratulations to the Class of 2014 at Menlo College.

Before Commencement

Attention Graduation Seniors! Fill out the Graduate Information Form.

Wonder what you need to do before the commencement? Click here to find out more.

For important dates and deadlines click here.

Day of Commencement

Saturday, May 10, 11 am in the Quad

Here is an overview of what will happen on the big day

Meet our 2014 Commencement Keynote Speaker John Pritzker, founder and managing partner of Geolo Capital

After Commencement

You've graduated, take the next steps towards a job

To order photos and video, use the following applications:
Graduation Photo
Senior Photo
Graduation DVD

Visiting Menlo College for Commencement Day?

Commencement guests are encouraged to take public transportation or carpool to the campus.  Parking is available on a first-come, first served basis.

Honor your graduate on May 10 with a flower lei from Hawaii, courtesy of the Hawai`i Club. Three types of fresh leis will be available for sale from 9 am to 1 pm (or until sold out).  Look for their booth in front of the College Bookstore.

Campus Map
Directions to campus

For more info​rmation contact:

Cindy McGrew, Director of Academic Affairs Operations 1000 El Camino Real Atherton, CA 94027-4301 650.543.3940

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