MUM graduation Saturday, with Jim Carrey
Maharishi University of Management will graduate 285 students this year, many of whom are expected at the commencement ceremony at 1 p.m. in the Golden Dome on the MUM campus.
Students will be granted 62 bachelor’s, 219 master’s, and four doctoral degrees. More than half of the graduate students, 126, will receive a master of science in computer science.
The university board of trustees will present commencement speaker, actor, artist and author Jim Carrey with the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Honoris Causa, in recognition of his lifetime achievement.
Seating in MUM’s Golden Dome will be limited, with overflow being accommodated in the Argiro Student Center. Guests there will be able to view the event via live-streaming video in Dalby and Festival halls.
Priority seating, from noon to 12:30 p.m., will be for graduating students and their families, current students, faculty, alumni, and others affiliated with the university.
Seating for the public will begin at 12:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. The press will be seated at 12:40.
In the fall of 2013, Carrey spoke to students in the David Lynch Master’s in film program at MUM. Carrey also spent a number of days in Fairfield and Maharishi Vedic City when he visited the Raj health spa.
In 2013, Carrey released a children’s book, How Roland Rolls, which presents the classical wisdom of Vedanta and received the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award.
Carrey is a celebrated painter and sculptor. He won rave reviews from critics at his debut art exhibit, Nothing To See Here, in 2011 in Palm Desert.