In lieu of a traditional recessional, this celebratory slideshow of 260 images of seniors and the faculty who taught and mentored them over the last four years was the finale of the Commencement livestream on May 31.

And that steel pan music in the video? Performed the Atlantic Clarion Steel Band, it’s been a staple of Bates Commencement recessionals since 2014, and was also part of the recessionals of the inaugurations of presidents Elaine Hansen, in 2002, and Clayton Spencer, in 2012.

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