May Commencement Information

FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2017
7:30 PM, ARIZONA STADIUM

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Commencement Speakers

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Maj. Gen. Charles Frank Bolden Jr. 

Maj. Gen. Charles Frank Bolden Jr. will be the University of Arizona’s 2017 Commencement speaker. General Bolden recently retired as the 12th administrator of NASA, after a distinguished career as an astronaut, naval aviator, and 34 years with the Marine Corps. General Bolden has been a wonderful partner of the University of Arizona, particularly during the planning and lead up to the launch of the OSIRIS-REx mission in September, and he has been a visionary leader as NASA has transitioned to a new era in space exploration.

In addition to addressing our graduates, Gen. Bolden will receive an honorary degree recognizing his leadership of NASA and his partnership with the UA. For more information, please see this announcement from UA News:

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Commencement Program

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