The University of California at Merced will hold two graduation ceremonies this spring as a result of having the largest class in its history.
As of Friday afternoon, 905 students were eligible to graduate this spring, said spokeswoman Brenda Ortiz.
The keynote address for the May 18 ceremony will be delivered by retired astronaut and engineer Jose Hernandez. Students in the schools of natural sciences and engineering will take part that day.
The next day, the keynote speaker will be acclaimed author and organic farmer David Mas Masumoto. Students in the school of social sciences, humanities and arts will march then.
Both ceremonies begin at 9 a.m.