Commencement season is a time to reflect on years of hard work, celebrate milestones with friends and family, and look forward to exciting paths ahead.
At UC San Francisco, the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy, and the Graduate Division held ceremonies to honor their freshly minted graduates and send them off to careers in health and science.
Browse the photo slideshow to see the caps and gowns, smiles, tears and laughter from this year's commencements.
The UCSF School of Pharmacy held its graduation exercises on May 3, 2019, in Davies Symphony Hall. Graduating student Tuba Nemati turns to the audience of family and friends during the ceremony. Photo by Elisabeth Fall
It's all smiles as pharmacy students line up before the graduation ceremony. Back to front: Scott Grigsby, Varinder Grewal, Stephanie Golahi, Danielle Fasani, Michelle Fang, Jessica Falksen and Eva Duvalyan. Photo by Elisabeth Fall
Drake Dinh celebrates as he is hooded by School of Pharmacy Dean Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD. Photo by Elisabeth Fall
YeeAnn Chen, winner of the Class of 2019 Bowl of Hygeia, holds her award as fellow students (right to left) Monica Eng, Trung Ky, Brian Ma and Ryan Ng look on. The Bowl of Hygeia award is the highest honor given to a graduating student in the School of Pharmacy and recognizes the individual who best exemplifies the qualities of leadership, ability, enthusiasm and dedication – not only in the profession of pharmacy, but also to humankind. The award is named for Hygeia, the Greek goddess of health and a symbol of the profession of pharmacy. Photo by Elisabeth Fall
Grace Le (second from left) celebrates with her family holding photos of her after the School of Pharmacy graduation ceremony. Photo by Elisabeth Fall
Steven Parella (left) and Uche Mordi share a laugh after the School of Pharmacy graduation ceremony. Photo by Elisabeth Fall
The UCSF School of Medicine held its graduation ceremony on May 30, 2019, in Davies Symphony Hall. Adrian Fernandez snaps a selfie with classmates as they wait for the class photo to be taken. Photo by Elisabeth Fall
Jirayut (New) Latthivongskorn, MPH, (standing) was awarded the Gold-Headed Cane, given each year to the student who best exemplifies the qualities of a "true physician." Latthivongskorn also became the first undocumented immigrant to graduate from the UCSF School of Medicine. Photo by Elisabeth Fall
Jordan Hastie being hooded by her parents during the School of Medicine graduation ceremony. Photo by Elisabeth Fall
Tania Benjamin in a celebratory embrace after the School of Medicine graduation ceremony. Photo by Elisabeth Fall
The Graduate Division held its commencement exercises on June 5, 2019, at the Herbst Theatre. A student adjusts her cap in the mirror before the graduation ceremony. Photo by Susan Merrell
The audience of family and friends took photos of the Graduate Division students during the ceremony held in the Beaux-Arts-styled Herbst Theatre. Photo by Susan Merrell
Dean of the Graduate Division, Elizabeth Watkins, PhD, (left) greets Keith Yamamoto, PhD, vice chancellor for science policy and strategy, on stage. Yamamoto delivered the commencement address at this year's Graduate Division graduation. Photo by Susan Merrell
Students chat as they wait for the Graduate Division commencement to begin. Photo by Susan Merrell
The 2019 Graduate Division doctor of physical therapy commencement ceremony was held June 10 in Robertson Auditorium in the William J. Rutter Center at UCSF Mission Bay. Katherine Brousseau (left) and Jeremy Yee before the ceremony. Photo by Elisabeth Fall
Graduating student Sandy Hon is greeted by faculty members Betty Smoot, PT, MAS, DPTSc, (right) and Diane D. Allen, PT, PhD, prior to the physical therapy commencement ceremony. Photo by Elisabeth Fall
New graduates James Wheeler (left) and Ki Cheng celebrate with champagne after the 2019 physical therapy graduation ceremony. Photo by Elisabeth Fall
Nigell Reyes poses with his young fans, his nephew Nico Reyes and niece Luna Reyes, at a reception following the physical therapy commencement ceremony. Photo by Elisabeth Fall