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Bard's 154th Commencement

Bard College will hold its 154th commencement on
Saturday, May 24, 2014.


At the commencement ceremony, Bard President Leon Botstein will confer 465 undergraduate degrees on the Class of 2014 and 180 graduate degrees. The program, which begins at 2:30 p.m. in the commencement tent on the Seth Goldfine Memorial Rugby Field, will include the presentation of honorary doctoral degrees. The commencement address will be given by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi will receive an honorary doctor of laws. Honorary degrees will also be awarded to theater director Anne D. Bogart ’74, Judaic scholar Jacob Neusner, philanthropist Jacqueline Novogratz, education historian Diane Ravitch, economist Henry Rosovsky, and humanitarian Darren Walker. Read More>>

Registration for Commencement and Alumni/ae Reunion Weekend will be available through May 14. Click here to view the schedule, read frequently asked questions, and register to attend.