HCDE Graduation Celebration

2021 Graduation & Awards Ceremony
June 9, 2021
2 – 4 p.m. PST

The 2021 HCDE Graduation & Awards Ceremony will be on June 9, from 2 - 4 p.m. Due to social distancing guidelines and the planned vaccine rollout timing, large in-person gatherings like graduation are still too hard to plan for. Thus, the 2021 ceremony will have to be celebrated virtually. Graduating students can look for an email with final details and an invitation for families in April. We are planning to organize a special alumni event for students who graduated in 2020 and 2021 once large gatherings are possible again, and are open to ideas for potential smaller celebratory events. The HCDE graduation committee will be convening soon and will be soliciting student feedback for how to best celebrate this important milestone.

Class of 2020 HCDE Graduation & Awards Ceremony

The 2020 HCDE Graduation & Awards Ceremony featured...

  • Welcome remarks by HCDE Professor and Chair Julie Kientz
  • Guest commencement address by Phil Spencer, Executive Vice President of Gaming and Xbox at Microsoft and an early graduate of our program
  • Presentation of HCDE's annual awards of excellence
  • Individual recognition of each graduate by faculty members Brock Craft (undergraduate program director) and Tyler Fox (master's program director)