Congratulations, Wellesley College Class of 2024!

Wellesley celebrated the red class of 2024 along with their families and friends at Wellesley’s 146th commencement exercises on Friday, May 17, 2024. Commencement speaker Michelle Au ’99—a member of the Georgia House of Representatives and a physician, author, and gun safety advocate—urged the class to reject cynicism and find common ground with people from differing viewpoints in order to make a better world.


  • Haley Lee-Burke speaks from the podium

    Haley Lee-Burke ’24

    “Continue initiating the hard conversations,” senior speaker Haley Lee-Burke ’24 encouraged her classmates.

  • Michelle Au speaks from the podium. There is a wall of flags behind her.

    Michelle Au ’99

    “Find where you agree. Then work backwards.” advised commencement speaker Michelle Au ’99.

  • Paula Johnson speaks from the podium

    President Johnson

    “In my own experience, the greatest adventure in life is other people,” President Paula A. Johnson shared in her address.

Future commencement dates

Class of 2020: During their reunion the weekend of May 23-25, 2025
Class of 2025: Friday, May 16, 2025

Press Contacts

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Wellesley, MA 02481
Stacey Schmeidel

Commencement Team

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106 Central St.
Wellesley, MA 02481
Commencement Staff