English Department 2022 Commencement Spotlight

The current Chair, Ian Duncan welcomes class of 2022.


The English Department Commencement for 2022 was a success! Over 250 English major graduates and PhD. students gathered to celebrate this special moment with family, friends and classmates. Below we selected a few photos that highlight Thursday, May 19, 2022.


Wajahat Ali is a English major alumni from Cal and was selected to give our Commencement Address. Wajahat is an acclaimed author, columnist, and public speaker.

Chair Duncan presents the Departmental Citation/Mark Schorer Prize to Alyssa Zlaket.

Alyssa Zlaket giving her acceptance speech.

A photo that captures a student’s regalia as they wait to walk across the stage.