On Friday, May 27, 2022, the graduating Class of 2022 celebrated the first in-person commencement ceremony in three years. Students and their loved ones gathered in the Soka Performing Arts Center to commemorate the occasion.

Congratulations Class of 2022 on an aerial view of campus
Watch: Full 2022 Commencement ceremony
President Ed Feasel and 2022 Commencement Speaker Shirin Ebadi pose with the awards

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Shirin Ebadi

Dr. Shirin Ebadi, recipient of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize and the first woman to serve as a judge in Iran, delivered the commencement address for SUA’s 2022 Commencement Ceremony.

Read the transcript of her speech Learn more about Dr. Ebadi

Founder's Message to Class of 2022

Aerial view of SUA campus

Now more than ever, I ask you to manifest the true value of Soka’s global citizens, doing so in good cheer with wisdom and resilience, to brighten our world in this century from the stage of your respective mission in life.

Founder's Message - 18th Commencement Ceremony
Message from SUA Founder Daisaku Ikeda to the Class of 2022

Ceremony Photos

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2023 commencement will be held on Friday, May 26.