Commencement 2016

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See highlights from the speech by actor and Tufts alumnus Hank Azaria.
(May 22, 2016, All-university commencement ceremony at the Tufts University Medford/Somerville campus.)

COMMENCEMENT COVERAGE


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Instinct Matters

Actor Hank Azaria—and a few of his famous friends—urge 2016 Tufts graduates to follow their own pole star.

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COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS


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Hank Azaria, A87

“Tufts accepted me as the willful person that I was and allowed me to be that headstrong fellow for four years without ever robbing me of my individuality.”

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ON SOCIAL MEDIA


Friends and family celebrated with the Class of 2016 and shared the day on social media.

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IMAGES FROM THE DAY


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Members from all programs and schools, along with family and friends, packed The Green in celebration of Tufts’ 160th Commencement Ceremony.

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IMAGES FROM THE DAY


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Students in Tufts’ professional and graduate degree programs celebrate their accomplishments in individual ceremonies honoring their respective schools.

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HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENTS

Hank Azaria

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Janet Echelman

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H. Jack Geiger

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Martin Granoff

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Sonia Manzano

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Margot Stern Strom

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BACCALAUREATE SERVICE

IMAGES FROM BACCALAUREATE


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A tradition that began in 1864, the Baccalaureate Service is the last time the undergraduate class comes together, alone, as a class. The context is a multifaith celebration honoring the heritage of spirituality and values at Tufts through a diversity of religions, philosophies, and cultures in the forms of music, readings, and blessings.

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BACCALAUREATE SPEECHES


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Anthony P. Monaco
President of Tufts

“I hope that you will look forward to the future with an open mind and embrace it with the same enthusiasm and passion that you brought with you to Tufts.”

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BACCALAUREATE SPEECHES


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Sharad Sagar
Wendell Phillips Award Winner

“The world needs you, Class of 2016. Change needs you. Change needs people who are willing to invest themselves and their time and their energy and all that they can in making it happen.”

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LEADING UP TO COMMENCEMENT

ATHLETICS GRADUATION


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A special early commencement ceremony was held earlier this week to graduate the senior members of the men's baseball and lacrosse teams.

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STUDENT PROFILES


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Learn more about a few of the members of this year's graduating class.

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MELODY CHAPIN, G16


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Follow musicology master’s student Melody Chapin as she puts the finishing touches on her Tufts career and prepares for the future.

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GETTING READY FOR GRADUATION


Follow musicology master’s student Melody Chapin as she puts the finishing touches on her Tufts career and prepares for the future.

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CELEBRATING SUSTAINABLY


Last year’s commencement saw 7,000 meals, and only two bags of trash. Can we do even better this year?

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