Bard College Commencement

Bard College Commencement

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Commencement and Alumni/ae Reunion Weekend 2019
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Commencement Information

Reunion Information
Commencement 2018

Commencement 2018

Commencement and Reunion Weekend
May 25–27, 2018
Bard College held its 158th commencement on Saturday, May 26, 2018. At the commencement ceremony, Bard President Leon Botstein conferred 469 undergraduate degrees on the Class of 2018 and 164 graduate degrees. President Botstein also awarded associate degrees to the first students to graduate from Bard Microcollege Holyoke.
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Commencement 2018 Speeches

Watch the commencement address by tech entrepreneur Megan J. Smith or click to read the full text of Smith's speech and Bard President Leon Botstein's charge to graduates.

Bard College held its 157th Commencement on Saturday, May 27, 2017