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Class of 2020 
Commencement Celebration,
Block Party, and Grad Party

We look forward to honoring the Class of 2020 with three celebratory events during Grand Reunion Weekend from October 7–10. In addition to your Commencement Celebration, Block Party, and Grad Party, you're invited to participate in all weekend reunion events including career networking, identity and professional group gatherings, reunion class Mass, sporting events, brunch, and more.

Alert icon Update: Class of 2020 Commencement requires proof of vaccination status or negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arriving on campus. For questions and a detailed explanation, visit Class of 2020 Commencement FAQs.


Last Updated September 23, 2021

Commencement Celebration

4:30 p.m. Friday, October 8, 2021 

Class of 2020 graduates and two guests are invited to process through campus as they participate in a Commencement Celebration. During this festive celebration, graduates, in academic attire, will have their name read aloud, receive their diploma cover, and have their photo taken by a professional photographer. 

The deadline to RSVP for the Commencement Celebration via MarchingOrder has passed. Should you need to register, please contact

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Evening Block Party Reception

6:30–9 p.m Friday, October 8, 2021

Class of 2020 graduates and their two guests are invited to an Evening Block Party Reception as guests of the University. This is an opportunity for graduates to finally celebrate with their fellow classmates and guests in true Santa Clara fashion. When registering for this "All Class Block Party" you will be prompted to register your two guests. Please note that this is a ticketed event and pre-registration is required. 


Class of 2020 and 2021 Grad Party

Noon–3 p.m. Saturday, October 9, 2021
Class of 2020 and 2021 graduates are invited to a Santa Clara Grad Party with live music, a picnic lunch, and beverages. Each graduate is invited to attend the Grad Party as a guest of the University. Graduates are also invited to purchase up to four additional tickets for guests to attend the party with them. Please note that this is a ticketed event and pre-registration is required.


For more information on Grand Reunion, visit SCU's Class of 2020 Grand Reunion. 

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Student Awards

Congratulations to our Student Award Winners. We’re proud of your outstanding achievements in your academic work and service to the community.

#SCU2020 #SCUSeniors

The Class of 2020 is invited to use #SCU2020 and #SCUSeniors to celebrate their accomplishments.


Featured Seniors

Seniors share their favorite involvement and post-graduation plans.

Click here to Abby AguirreAbby Aguirre Class of 2020 Graduates
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Abby Aguirre

Electrical Engineering

I loved being a part of IEEE at Santa Clara. It was a great way to learn about electrical engineering and get to know the other electrical engineers.

What’s next:

“Intel Design Component Engineer and getting a Master's in electrical engineering at SCU.”

Click here to Alonzo BillipsAlonzo Billips Class of 2020 Graduate
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Alonzo Billips

Mechanical Engineering

“My favorite involvement at SCU was being on the Inclusive Excellence Student Advisory Council, as we fought for and collaborated with administration to make tangible change to ensure Santa Clara becomes more welcoming and inclusive for all students.”

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Kirsten Dodroe

Public Health Science and Biology

“I loved leading trips with our campus outdoors group, Into the Wild. As a leadership team, we strive to serve the SCU community by fostering a safe, accepting and fun-loving environment as we lead students on adventures in nature.”

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Nick Fazio

Environmental Studies
French and Francophone Studies

“The SCU community is one that makes me smile, feel loved, supported, and think critically. I am especially grateful for the many role models from the years above me.

What’s next:

“Interning at Turner Construction.”

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Shane Hughes

Political Science and Entrepreneurship

“Being a member of the SCU Water Polo team was the best experience I have ever had...The team has brought me the best friends, fondest memories, and the greatest college experience I could have ever asked for.”

What's next:

“Rotational program at Visa Inc.”

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Nicole Jacobus

Music and Communication
WGST (Minor)

“The favorite activity I participated in was definitely SCLOrk (Laptop Orchestra). I met some of my best friends and had an absolute blast performing with them throughout the Bay Area.”

What's next:

“Working for a nonprofit theatre company in San Jose and applying to graduate schools.”

Click here to Jim O’BrienJim O’Brien Class of 2020 Graduate
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Jim O’Brien


Army ROTC. Being President of Sigma Pi at SCU is the most challenging yet rewarding thing I have done in my life.”

What's next:

"Moving to Fort Benning, Georgia to begin my career as an Infantry Officer in the United States Army."



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Laura Pearl

Economics and Finance
Women’s & Gender Studies (Minor)

“Chair of Own It, SCU’s women’s summit. Own It allowed me to put my passion into practice & work with an astoundingly talented team to...provide a space in which women could share their stories.”

What’s next:

“Mercer Consulting & Masters in Nonprofit Leadership.”

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Sara Snowden

Public Health Science and Biology

“Being a part of SCCAP for 4 years has taught me how to be a better activist and member of a community committed to justice for all regardless of identity, ability, race, education or background and has given me lifelong friends who share a commitment to social justice.”

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Patrick Wade


Residence Life is where I found many of my closest friends and it let me give back directly to the SCU community.”

What's next:

“Strategy and Risk Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.”

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Kate Wyant

Environmental Studies

“The Forge Garden has changed the way I live, work and eat. I’ve learned that for me, food is the best way to connect with others while also developing a unique relationship with the earth.”

What's next:

“Working at a winery and recording music.

Once a Bronco, Always a Bronco

SCU Graduates Posing in Regalia

The best part of being a Bronco is the people. Stay connected with the friends you’ve made at Santa Clara as you take the next step in your journey. Create a page in the Class of 2020 Digital Class Book - an easy and fun way to share your favorite memories at SCU, photos, plans for the future, and ways to stay in contact with classmates.