Celebrating the Yellow Class of 2023

Students toss their graduation caps in the air at the end of commencement.
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Families and friends gathered on Severance Green to celebrate the yellow class of 2023! Jocelyn Benson ’99, Michigan’s secretary of state, gave the commencement address. “Find grace and empathy to all you encounter, and choose to persevere and keep going in service of who you are, the rights you stand for, the freedoms you fight for, and the democracy you will seek to protect,” she told the graduates. “A democracy where every vote counts and where every voice is heard. Where equality thrives and justice prevails. That’s the world that Wellesley trains us to fight for. That’s the world I am fighting for. That’s the world we will all fight for together. And it all begins with your next step.”