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Bard's 155th Commencement

Bard College will hold its 155th commencement
on Saturday, May 23, 2015.

Live Commencement Video

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Return here for a live stream of the Bard College Commencement beginning at 2:30 EST on Saturday, May 23, 2015. VIEW MORE >>

Schedule of Events

Commencement Exercises
Celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2015 and the awarding of honorary degrees.
Commencement Tent, Seth Goldfine Memorial Rugby Field
2:30 pm

Conferring of the Honorary Degrees
  • Sherrilyn Ifill
    Commencement Speaker
    Doctor of Laws

  • Arthur Aviles '87
    Doctor of Fine Arts
    Alumni/ae Honorary Degree

  • Cori Bargmann
    Doctor of Science

  • Anthony Grafton
    Doctor of Humane Letters

  • Kiki Smith
    Doctor of Fine Arts

Conferring of Graduate Degrees
Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy, and Master of Arts
in Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture
Master of Fine Arts
Master of Science in Climate Science and Policy
Master of Science in Environmental Policy
Master of Arts in Curatorial Studies
Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Music in Conducting
Master of Music in Vocal Arts
Master of Business Administration in Sustainability

Conferring of Bachelor Degrees
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Science