When you hear the bagpipes and the expectant hush of a proud audience of parents, families, and friends, Commencement at Menlo College begins. Members of the Prince Charles Pipe Band lead a grand Processional including the marching Color Guard, honoraries, faculty, and a stream of students in their cap and gowns to the center of the Quad. It’s a milestone ceremony you won’t want to miss as you listen to the memories of the valedictorians, student leaders, and dignitaries.

After the candidates receive their diplomas, the event culminates when the graduates turn their tassels to the other side of their caps. Thunderous applause ensues along with a memorable splash of confetti. Congratulations to the Class of 2015 at Menlo College.

Keynote Speakers


Michael Weatherly
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo in NCIS

In addition to his current role, Michael Weatherly is also known for his role as Logan in the series “Dark Angel.” He began his television career on “The Cosby Show” and later appeared in the daytime drama “Loving.” His other television credits include “Significant Others” and “Jesse.” His feature film credits include “Charlie Valentine,” “Trigger Happy,” “The Last Days of Disco,” “The Specials,” “Venus and Mars,” and “Gun Shy.” Born in New York City and raised in Fairfield, Conn., Weatherly attended Menlo College. He now lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children.
Follow him on Twitter, @M_Weatherly.

Mark B. Templeton

Mark Templeton
President Chief Executive Officer, Citrix

Mark Templeton is president and CEO of Citrix. He is responsible for the company’s market direction, product strategy and ensuring the best possible experience for Citrix customers.

Templeton joined Citrix in 1995 as vice president of marketing, prior to the company’s initial public offering. He was appointed president in 1998 and chief executive officer in 2001. Under his leadership, Citrix has been transformed from a $15 million organization with one product, one customer segment and one go-to-market path, to a global powerhouse with annual revenues of $2.9 billion and 100 million users worldwide.

Before Commencement

Attention Graduating Seniors! Fill out the Graduate Information Form.

Wonder what you need to do before the commencement? Click here to find out more.

For important dates and deadlines click here.

360x240-menlo-college-commencement-2015Day of Commencement

Saturday, May 9, 11 am in the Quad

Here is an overview of what will happen on the big day

After Commencement

You’ve graduated, take the next steps towards a job

Visiting Menlo College for Commencement Day?

Commencement guests are encouraged to take public transportation or carpool to the campus.  Parking is available on a first-come, first served basis.

Honor your graduate on May 9 with a flower lei from Hawaii, courtesy of the Hawai`i Club. Three types of fresh leis will be available for sale from 9 am to 1 pm (or until sold out).  Look for their booth in front of the College Bookstore.

For more info​rmation contact:

Cindy McGrew, Director of Academic Affairs Operations 1000 El Camino Real Atherton, CA 94027-4301 650.543.3940 cmcgrew@menlo.edu

Join the Fun on Twitter. Follow all of the Commencement 2015 activities, or join in the fun yourself, using #menlocommencement on Twitter.


Menlo College

Guy Kawasaki, Silicon Valley Legend

Guy KawasakiJoin the Menlo College community on December 7, 2015 from 5:00-6:00pm in the Menlo College Russell Center for a talk with Guy Kawasaki.

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