Stories about "Commencement 2016"
‘Together we harness the power of questions’ — Senior Address

Friday, June 24, 2016 11:50 am

Shannon Griffin '16, a Chinese and psychology major from Philadelphia, gave this year's Senior Address at Commencement.

Bates in the News: June 10, 2016

Thursday, June 9, 2016 10:13 am

Media coverage of John Lewis' Commencement address, plus Stephen Engel on the politics of LGBTQ rights and President Spencer's interview with New England Cable News.

Video: a rookie mace bearer’s first carry at Commencement

Friday, June 3, 2016 12:34 pm

The mace bearer is an attention-grabber at Commencement, so when it changes hands, as it did this year, it's like getting a new James Bond.

Video: The many happy hugs of Commencement

Friday, June 3, 2016 11:57 am

Need a hug? We got 'em. In a great Bates tradition, professors greet the graduates during the Recessional.

Multimedia: 33 powerful moments from Commencement 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016 5:34 pm

In photos, video, and text, moments from Commencement Day 2016.

Civil rights hero John Lewis to Class of ’16: ‘Get in trouble — good trouble’

Sunday, May 29, 2016 4:22 pm

Inspiriting, droll, and captivating, Lewis' address to the Class of 2016 was the centerpiece of a Bates Commencement that also included goodbyes to two members of the class who passed away too young.

Video: Commencement 2016 livestream

Sunday, May 29, 2016 1:41 pm

Video clips of the college's 150th Commencement on May 29, 2016, from the Processional through to the Benediction and Recessional.

From alumni and other experts, tips and tricks to avoid rookie adult mistakes

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 2:40 pm

Our parting gift to the Class of 2016: tips and tricks from the innovative campus series "How to Adult."

Commencement 2016: Some basics for the 150th edition

Monday, May 23, 2016 3:07 pm

If you do something 150 times, you're bound to get pretty good at it. Accordingly, Bates College's 150th Commencement on May 29 will be something special.

Facts, firsts, and fictions from 150 (or more?) Commencements

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 6:23 pm

The first Bates Commencement was in 1867, making this year's event the 150th in college history. Or have there been more? If so, why?

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