Stories about "Commencement"
Picture story: Immerse yourself in the 2018 Bates Commencement

Friday, June 1, 2018 12:44 pm

It's performance time: time to suspend disbelief and immerse yourself in the photography of a Bates Commencement.

Baccalaureate Address by Mara Tieken: ‘Learn to live with uncertainty’

Friday, June 1, 2018 8:54 am

Uncertainty — and the ability to face challenges and tough questions head-on — is a feature, not a bug, of a Bates education.

Slideshow: Commencement moments from 8:04 a.m. to 12:33 p.m.

Thursday, May 31, 2018 4:47 pm

From when bleary-eyed seniors began arriving at Alumni Walk to the final family photos, here's moment-by-moment photography of Commencement on May 27.

Video: 2018 Commencement segments

Thursday, May 31, 2018 1:48 pm

Eleven video clips tell the story of the 152nd Bates Commencement, held May 27. Clips include Bryan Stevenson's address and seniors receiving diplomas.

From Bigfoot to girl power, Commencement mortarboard art from seven seniors

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 1:12 pm

A Jamaican flag, a sunflower, an homage to black hair, and a shoutout to Bigfoot are some of the ways Bates grads personalized their mortarboards.

‘Get proximate to people who are suffering,’ Bryan Stevenson tells Bates Commencement audience

Sunday, May 27, 2018 2:45 pm

A nationally esteemed human rights lawyer, Stevenson offered an address with a riveting mixture of reminiscence, humor, and urgent exhortation at Bates College's Commencement on May 27.

Video: 2018 Bates Commencement

Sunday, May 27, 2018 2:09 pm

The video includes awarding of honorary degrees, the Commencement address by Bryan Stevenson, and conferral of degrees to 474 graduates.

Speak to me of Bates Commencement: Quotables from some notables

Friday, May 11, 2018 11:15 am

Enjoy a smorgasbord of Bates Commencement quotes from Coretta Scott King, Elizabeth Strout '77, Robert De Niro, Gwen Ifill, Robert Reich, Desmond Tutu, and many more.

Video: Bates Commencement livestream clips

Friday, June 2, 2017 11:57 am

Clips of Bates Commencement 2017, including grads receiving diplomas, honorary degree presentations, and the Commencement address by Geoffrey Canada.

Slideshow: Bates Commencement moments, from Midnight Madness to huge hugs

Thursday, June 1, 2017 10:32 am

We start on Mount David during the waning minutes of Midnight Madness and end with congratulations from family, professors, faculty, and friends.

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