2023 SUA Graduates throw their caps in celebration

2023 Commencement Ceremony

Soka University of America celebrated commencement on Friday, May 26, 2023. Students and their loved ones gathered together to commemorate the occasion. 

"Congratulations Class of 2023!" is written in white text overlayed on a drone aerial photo of Soka's campus at night with the Soka crest in the top right corner.
Watch: Full 2023 Commencement ceremony
Wanjira Mathai and President Feasel pose together with the Global Citizen Award

Keynote Speaker: Wanjira Mathai

Wanjira Mathai, frequently named one of Africa’s most influential women, delivered the commencement address for SUA’s 2023 Commencement Ceremony.

Read the transcript of her speech Learn more about Wanjira

Founder's Message to Class of 2023

Aerial Drone image of Soka University of America's campus during sunset with a pink and purple sky

Immeasurable potential lies dormant within the great earth of every individual’s sublime life.

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Message from SUA Founder Daisaku Ikeda to the Class of 2023

Ceremony Photos

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2024 commencement will be held on Friday, May 24.