Sunday, May 26, 2019

Commencement Ceremony Video

May 26, 2019

Watch video of the entire Commencement ceremony, starting with County Sheriff Robert Garvey’s formal calling to order with three taps of the halberd.

President Biddy Martin speaking at the podium during commencement

Presidential Address: Commencement 2019

Under the oaks and maples on the Quad, President Martin urged 471 new graduates to learn from the trees “what gives our lives their source and beauty—our interdependence and our belonging.”

Helena Burgueño

Senior Class Speech: Commencement 2019

According to senior class speaker Helena Burgueño “You don't have to have everything figured out today, and you definitely don't have to know how you feel about leaving this place.”

Commencement 2019

Three student marshalls lead the class of 2019

Relationships Worth Having

Under a canopy of leaves, President Biddy Martin sent 471 new graduates into the world with a message of hope.

News Story
Speakers on stage behind the podium stand to join in a hymn

Baccalaureate

The interfaith Baccalaureate service included readings and music by graduating students and Religious & Spiritual Life staff. Hear the address, “Shaping Your Soul Network,” by Dr. Asha Shipman.

Archive

Find speeches, photos and multimedia from previous years in our Commencement archive.

Future Commencements

2020: Sunday, May 24
2021: Sunday, May 23
2022: Sunday, May 22


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