Commencement Day 2017

May 26, 2017

Commencement Day is here! Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69, former secretary of state, global champion for women, and iconic leader of our time, will address the members of the Wellesley College Class of 2017 and an international audience of their family and friends at Wellesley’s 139th Commencement. We invite you to watch Commencement Exercises streamed live (starting at 10:30am) and join the celebration on social media using #Wellesley2017.

In this space, we will present a photo essay with images from campus. Check back often today for new scenes.

chairs under the tent

The tent on Severance Green is set and ready to welcome the Class of 2017 and their families and friends.

Class of 2017 photo

Members of the Wellesley College Class of 2017 pose for their class photo.

students line up for the procession

The Class of 2017 starts to line up for the procession.

student applauding

Graduates cheering for their student speaker Tala Nashawati ’17.

Student Speaker Tala Nashawati ’17.

Tala Nashawati ’17 delivered this year's student speech.

Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 at Wellesley Commencement

Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 addressed the Class of 2017 at Wellesley’s 139th Commencement Exercises.

President Johnson delivers her remarks

President Johnson delivered her first address to a graduating class as president of Wellesley. 

wellesley mortarboard decorated with lantern

Wellesley seniors decorate their mortarboards.

President Johnson and Secretary Hillary Clinton talking at Wellesley's Commencement

President Johnson and Secretary Hillary Clinton enjoying Wellesley's Commencement.