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Commencement Webcast


Rita Dove—recipient of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in poetry and two-time U.S. Poet Laureate—deliver the Commencement Address at Smith College’s graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The live webcast is available for replay.


Order of Exercises

Procession

Members of the University of Massachusetts Brass Choir
Eric Berlin, Conductor

Trumpet Fanfare
Eric Berlin

Holyoke Caledonian Pipe Band 
Roger Bernier, Pipe Major
Thomas Malcolm, Drum Major

Trustees, Faculty and Candidates for Degrees

Call to Order

Joseph McVeigh, Head Marshal, Professor of German Studies

Invocation

Matilda Rose Cantwell, M.S.W. ’96, Director of Religious and Spiritual Life and College Chaplain

Senior Class Address

Latifa Mae Al-Mohdar ’18, Senior Class President and Class of 2018 Alumnae Class President

Presentation of the Senior Class Gift to the College 

Latifa Mae Al-Mohdar ’18

Presentation of the Honored Professor Award

Kathleen McCartney, President of the College

Conferring of Honorary Degrees

Deborah L. Duncan ’77, Chair of the Board of Trustees

President McCartney

The College Marshals and Faculty Escorts

Presenter: Joseph O’Rourke, Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty

Commencement Address

Rita Dove, recipient of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in poetry and two-time U.S Poet Laureate

Conferring of Graduate and Baccalaureate Degrees

Certificates of Study
Diploma in American Studies and Global Studies
Master of Science
Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Fine Arts

Presenter: Patricia DiBartolo ’89, Associate Dean of the Faculty and Dean for Academic Development

Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Arts

Presenter: Joseph O’Rourke, Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty

Readers: Susan Etheredge ’77, Dean of the College and Vice President for Campus Life

Andrea Rossi-Reder, Dean of the Sophomore Class and Ada Comstock Scholars

Danielle Ramdath, Associate Dean of the College and Dean of the Junior and Senior Classes

Benediction

Matilda Rose Cantwell

Adjournment

Joseph McVeigh