Television and film writer Kenya Barris tells graduates to remain true to themselves in a time of turmoil.
“Remember the things you’ve learned from experiences with the friends you’ve made here and along the way, and remember the lessons you’ve learned, some from failure and some from success, during your time at this great university. Because those are the things that make you, you.”
IMAGES FROM THE DAY
Members from all programs and schools, along with family and friends, packed The Green in celebration of Tufts’ 161st Commencement Ceremony.
ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Friends and family celebrated with the Class of 2017 and shared the day on social media.
IMAGES FROM BACCALAUREATE
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.
Anthony P. Monaco
President of Tufts
“I hope that your experience at Tufts has been indeed a source of light. I believe we need that light now more than ever given the complex challenges our world faces."
Isabella Kahhale, A17
Wendell Phillips Award Winner
“To create effective change in our world, we need to build bridges, not barriers.”
LEADING UP TO COMMENCEMENT
SMFA CYCLORAMA SHOW
Graduating M.F.A. students learn the art of creating exhibitions and put it to use for a show at the Cyclorama in Boston.
THE TRUTH UNDER ASSAULT
NBC chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel told Fletcher graduates to work hard to defend human rights and the freedom of the press around the world