Commencement Day 2016
Commencement Day is here! Lulu Chow Wang ’66, one of the world’s most influential women in investments and philanthropy, will address the members of the Wellesley College Class of 2016 and an international audience of their family and friends at Wellesley’s 138th Commencement. We invite you to watch Commencement Exercises streamed live (starting at 10:30am) and join the celebration on social media using #Wellesley2016.
In this space, today we will present a photo essay with images from campus. Check back often today for new scenes.
The academic quad is set and ready to welcome the Class of 2016 and their families and friends.
Congratulations to the Wellesley College Class of 2016, shown here in their class photo.
Delia Arias De Leon '16, co-president of the graduating class, introduced her fellow class co-president, and this year's student speaker, Grace Park '16.
Grace Park '16, the 2016 Student Speaker, addresses her classmates telling them, "In the next chapter of our lives, I firmly believe that we can change the world. Indeed, we already have."
Professors Irene Mata, Casey Rothschild, and Carla Verschoor received the Pinanski Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
Oprah Winfrey attended Commencement to celebrate with a graduating senior who went to high school at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy.
Oprah cheers for the graduates as diploma names are read.
The graduates waved checkered flags to welcome Lulu Chow Wang ‘66, who drives and restores vintage racecars in her free time.
Lulu Chow Wang '66, a Wall Street pioneer who paved the way for other women in investing, addresses the Wellesley College Class of 2016.
“And crown thy good with sisterhood!” It is tradition for Wellesley graduates to sing America the Beautiful by Katharine Lee Bates, class of 1880, after the degrees have been conferred.
President H. Kim Bottomly and speaker Lulu Chow Wang '66 leave at the conclusion of the Commencement exercises. The graduates followed soon after.