Archives for "Commencement"


Sunday

May 25, 2014 4:00 pm

Commencement 2014: ‘One thing you absolutely must do’

Commencement 2014: ‘One thing you absolutely must do’

If you were born in the U.S. before 1965, author Isabel Wilkerson told the Class of 2014 at Commencement, you were not born into a democracy.

Thursday

May 30, 2013 3:30 pm

Commencement attracts news coverage near and far

Commencement attracts news coverage near and far

News outlets in Maine and a number of other states presented coverage of this year’s event.

Wednesday

May 29, 2013 12:49 pm

Multimedia: Commencement Weekend 2013

Multimedia: Commencement Weekend 2013

Multimedia coverage of Commencement Weekend 2013, including complete video of the graduation ceremony.

Sunday

May 26, 2013 2:35 pm

Commencement 2013: Senior address by Thomas Holmberg

Commencement 2013: Senior address by Thomas Holmberg

“I have this very special opportunity to speak before you today and deliver my love letter to you, Bates College,” said Thomas Holmberg.

Sunday

May 26, 2013 1:00 pm

Commencement 2013: Address by Gary Hirshberg

Commencement 2013: Address by Gary Hirshberg

The graduates’ level of community engagement and real world applied learning, said Gary Hirshberg, “will be as critical a contributor to your futures as any academic achievement.”

Sunday

May 26, 2013 11:00 am

Alumni parents celebrate children’s unique achievements

Alumni parents celebrate children’s unique achievements

Following in their parents’ footprints may have led them to Bates, but children of alumni blaze their own trails on campus — and their families couldn’t be more proud.

Friday

May 24, 2013 10:17 am

The Class of 2013, by the numbers

The Class of 2013, by the numbers

For those who like statistics, here’s how this year’s graduates stack up.

Tuesday

April 23, 2013 3:00 pm

2013 Commencement honorary degrees announced; address by Stonyfield Farm’s Gary Hirshberg

2013 Commencement honorary degrees announced; address by Stonyfield Farm’s Gary Hirshberg

The honorary degree candidates “show us how the values that define the Bates experience can shape, and take shape in, the world,” said President Spencer.

Sunday

May 27, 2012 12:42 pm

Commencement 2012: honorand Robert De Niro remarks transcript

Commencement 2012: honorand Robert De Niro remarks transcript

Thank you Michael [Chu '80, trustee citation presenter]. I’m sure you’re thinking: Wouldn’t it have been cool if Michael Chu…

Sunday

May 27, 2012 12:38 pm

Commencement 2012: honorand Bonnie Bassler remarks transcript

Commencement 2012: honorand Bonnie Bassler remarks transcript

Thank you, Val [Smith '75, trustee presenter], for that lovely introduction. Congratulations to the Bates Class of 2012. What an…