Commencement Day 2018
Commencement Day is here! Tracy K. Smith, poet laureate of the United States, will address the Wellesley College class of 2018 and an international audience of their family and friends at Wellesley’s 140th commencement exercises. We invite you to watch the ceremony streamed live (starting at 10:30 am) and join the celebration on social media using #Wellesley2018.
In this space, we will be posting images from campus throughout the day. Check back often for new scenes.
The Wellesley College class of 2018 gets ready for its class photo.
As the class of 2018 lines up for its senior photo on Thursday, a proud parent takes a video.
Wellesley commencement speaker Tracy K Smith gathers with students to robe for the procession.
With Wellesley’s 140th commencement exercises about to begin, the class of 2018 lines up in the academic quad.
President Paula A. Johnson heads to the stage.
Wellesley College’s class of 2018 arrives at Severance Green.
Marley Forest ’18, this year’s senior speaker, addresses her classmates: “As individuals, we can each make a difference in this world, but as a community, we can and we will change it. It has been the biggest honor of my life to share this community with you all.”
Tracy K. Smith, poet laureate of the United States and the Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor in the Humanities and director of the creative writing program at Princeton University, speaks to the class of 2018 at Wellesley’s 140th commencement exercises. In closing her remarks, she asks the class of 2018 to “teach the world you are right now inheriting to love itself in a way it does not yet believe that it can.”
President Johnson speaks to the class of 2018, urging them “to commit to a lifelong path of practical dreaming.”
“Regardless of what your future holds, my hope for you is this: that whatever you do, wherever you go, you claim your voice and your power. This, you see, is both your right and your responsibility,” she said.
Degrees of Bachelor of Arts for the class of 2018 are happily conferred.
Congratulations, class of 2018!