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Archival Services: Commencement


Soka University of America BA and MA Commencement locally produced DVDs are available from the Ikeda Library (1995-2013). 

*Please note: The 2020 Commencement Ceremony was officially canceled as per requests from the class of 2020 due to Covid-19. A private unofficial ceremony took place in the Grand Reading Room. Currently no video  recording is available. 

Student Commencement Speeches 

Please note that this is an ongoing collection, and content will be added as soon as they are made available. With these student's consent, SUA Archives would like to share with the community the wise words of our Alumni from their graduation day.


Class of 2006 

  1. Kajal Gulati 

Class of 2008

  1. Julie Odano

Class of 2009

  1. Hideki Yanashima

Class of 2010

  1. Madeline Brownfield
  2. Takaaki Nishimoto

Class of 2012

  1. Agnes Conrad

Class of 2013

  1. Ginevra Geracitano

Class of 2014 

  1. Chelsea Dugger
  2. Franzel Velasquez

Class of 2015 

  1. Corina Velasquez

Class of 2016 

  1. Hiromi Hashimoto
  2. Jonathan Junqua
  3. Prince Heto (Masters Program)

Class of 2017 

  1. Dalena Tran

Class of 2018

  1. Preandra Noel