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One Hundred and Fifty-Fourth Commencement

Sunday, May 27, 2018
The Outdoor Amphitheater
at Ten O'Clock

Seating is first come, first served. Tickets are not required.

Order of Exercises


Rhosymedre R. Vaughan Williams
Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 and 4 Sir Edward Elgar
Academic Processional, based on a theme by J. Brahms

Welcoming Remarks

Elizabeth H. Bradley, President

Presentation of the Student Gift

Jasmine Raizel Basbas Martinez


Jonathan L. Chenette, Dean of the Faculty
Danielle Katlin Winter, Senior Class President
William A. Plapinger ’74, Chair, Board of Trustees
Missie Rennie Taylor ’68, President, AAVC

Commencement Address

Heather McGhee
President of Demos

Conferring of Degrees

Elizabeth H. Bradley, President
Graduates presented by Christopher Roellke, Dean of the College


Triumphal March from Aida G. Verdi
“Marcia” from Three Pieces Ludwig Maurer
Ode to Joy Beethoven

A reception in honor of the Class of 2018 and their families will be held on the Chapel lawn immediately following commencement.
Receptions for departments