Stories about "Commencement"
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.

Commencement speaker: With your help, ‘best of America is yet to come’

Sunday, May 28, 2017 3:40 pm

Educator Geoffrey Canada, Sen. Susan Collins, art historian Wanda Corn and actor Patrick Dempsey were honorands at Bates College's 151st Commencement.

Q&A: Commencement’s senior speaker will distill four years at Bates

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 2:42 pm

Molly Chisholm is the soon-to-be Bates College graduate who will speak on behalf of her classmates at the college's Commencement on May 28.

For Short Term’s student grounds workers, it’s much ado about mulch

Friday, May 12, 2017 11:09 am

“It's cool to have a part in how campus is going to look when I graduate in a few weeks,” says senior Clarke Shipley ’17.

Visionary educator Geoffrey Canada to deliver 2017 Commencement address, joining honorands Sen. Susan Collins, Wanda Corn, and Patrick Dempsey

Thursday, April 13, 2017 2:05 pm

Visionary American educator Geoffrey Canada gives the Commencement address, joined by fellow honorands Sen. Susan Collins, art historian Wanda Corn ’62, and Lewiston-born actor Patrick Dempsey.

‘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.

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.

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