Commencement: Part 2 is the 30th episode of Season 3 of Beverly Hills, 90210.


On the day of graduation, the gang thinks back about their most memorable moments from the past three years. Andrea delivers her commencement address and everyone celebrates. Dylan also has a mysterious encounter with his late father who advices him that he doesn't need to go to college to prove himself. Dylan instead asks Kelly to take a trip through Europe with him for the summer. Steve also decides to go to California University to be near his friends, while Brenda decides to to back to college in Minnesota. The night of graduation, they all meet in the Hollywood Hills near the big Hollywood sign to create their logo on the sign for the whole city to see to remember them for the years they had at West Beverly High School.


Jason Priestley as Brandon Walsh
Shannen Doherty as Brenda Walsh
Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor
Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders
Gabrielle Carteris as Andrea Zuckerman
Luke Perry as Dylan McKay
Brian Austin Green as David Silver
Tori Spelling as Donna Martin
Carol Potter as Cindy Walsh
James Eckhouse as Jim Walsh

Special Guest Star

Stephanie Beacham as Iris McKay

Recurring cast

Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Ann Gillespie as Jackie Taylor
Michael Cudlitz as Tony Miller
Denise Dowse as Mrs. Teasley
Mark Kiely as Gil Meyers

Guest starring

Josh Taylor as Jack McKay
Jennifer Grant as Celeste Lundy
Scott Jaeck as Mr. Chapman


Everytime I think about being a Freshman, I think about Scott
—David to Kelly
DylanDo you mind telling me what it is you have against the telephone?
Iris McKayI would rather you tell me what it is you have against me
―Hi Mom
KellyI think I know what I'll major in college... psychology
JackieI think I may join you!
―Mending fences


  • Andrea, Brenda and Brandon graduate with honors.


  • The graduation ceremony was the last shoot of the season[1]
  • A bomb with no gunpowder was found at the site of shooting the graduation ceremony, the day before filming, and law enforcement snipers were placed around the location to ensure safety.[1]
  • Spelling was unsure of whether fans would follow the show after high school and inserted a message after the credits from Luke Perry and Jason Priestley about Season 4. For the same reason, the writers' idea of having the gang alter the Hollywood sign to '90210' was changed to 'W Bev Hi '93'[1]
  • Charles Rosin's choice: sync up the end of the innocence by DON HENLEY when there's 3:36 left of the episode
    • Steve Wasserman chose 'Blood Is Thicker Than Water', which was used in the episode
  • The actor portraying Bill Taylor is uncredited. John Reilly later assumed the role.


  • Steve mentions that his father is at the graduation ceremony with his stepmother and the "three flying monkey-children". Later in the series, though, he only has two half-brothers: Austin and Ryan and there's no mention of Steve's stepmother.
  • When Miss Teasley hugs Steve, she is missing the fake fingernail on the pinky finger of her left hand


pomp and circumstance: march no. 1 in D | SIR ELGAR comp.
blood is thicker than water | THE TRIPLETS

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