Celebrating the Class of 2020
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Pre-festivities, 11:30 a.m. PDT | Celebration, Noon PDT
Virtual Undergraduate Celebration
We look forward to celebrating Santa Clara’s Class of 2020 in person, but we couldn’t let June 13 pass by without recognizing our graduates. President O’Brien and Provost Kloppenberg will confer degrees and recognize the accomplishments of this outstanding class of Broncos.
Share your Bronco spirit and tag your social media posts with #SCU2020 for a chance to be featured. On Instagram, be sure to follow @santaclarauniversity and tag our profile when you publish stories and posts.
2020 Student Award Winners
Recognized for their academic excellence and leadership in service, congratulations to this year’s senior award winners.
Join the Celebration
It’s been quite the four years and we want to hear about yours. Santa Clara Magazine and The Santa Clara are collecting stories from the Class of 2020. Send your words, photos, and videos through the share your story form or by tagging #SCUSeniors on social media.
From social templates to yard signs, inside the #SCU2020 celebration kit you’ll find all the ways to show your Bronco pride and celebrate this year’s graduating class wherever you are.
Music is the soundtrack of our lives, and the Class of 2020 is no exception. Celebrate their achievements by checking out the tunes that defined the Santa Clara University experience for our graduating seniors.
Seniors share their favorite involvement and post-graduation plans.
“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.”
“Intel Design Component Engineer and getting a Master's in electrical engineering at SCU.”
“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.”
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.”
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.”
“Interning at Turner Construction.”
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.”
“Rotational program at Visa Inc.”
Music and Communication
“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.”
“Working for a nonprofit theatre company in San Jose and applying to graduate schools.”
“Army ROTC. Being President of Sigma Pi at SCU is the most challenging yet rewarding thing I have done in my life.”
"Moving to Fort Benning, Georgia to begin my career as an Infantry Officer in the United States Army."
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.”
“Mercer Consulting & Masters in Nonprofit Leadership.”
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.”
“Residence Life is where I found many of my closest friends and it let me give back directly to the SCU community.”
“Strategy and Risk Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.”
“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.”
“Working at a winery and recording music.”
Broncos Go The Distance
SCU Chamber Singer Julian Nesbitt ’20 knows there will be challenges in the world. But he, like all Broncos, are ready to face them.
Once a Bronco, Always a Bronco
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.