Williams College Celebrates 228th Commencement
On Sunday, June 4, 2017, Williams College President Adam F. Falk conferred bachelor’s degrees on 525 seniors. Master of Arts degrees were awarded to 13 students in the Program in the History of Art, and 30 fellows from the Center for Development Economics received M.A. degrees in Policy Economics.
View the complete video of the Commencement Ceremony here.
View the complete video of the Baccalaureate Service here.
View the complete video of Ivy Exercises here.
View Commencement photos here.
Honorary Degree Recipients
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Doctor of Letters
Billy Collins, Doctor of Letters (video)
William C. Dudley ’89, Doctor of Laws
Gina McCarthy, Doctor of Laws
Gavin A. Schmidt, Doctor of Science
Addresses by Members of the Senior Class
- Jeffrey N. Rubel, Class Speaker, “From Sharp Shard to Beautiful Treasure”
- Melanie S. Subbiah, Phi Beta Kappa Speaker, “What Sometimes Goes Unnoticed”
- Caroline C. White-Nockleby, Valedictorian, “Inflection Points”Honorary Degree Citations
- Ilona D. Bell, English
- Ed Epping, Art
- Darra Goldstein, German and Russian
- Meredith C. Hoppin, Classics
- Eugene J. Johnson, Art
- Christine Larson Mason, Athletics
- Aida Laleian, Art
- Steven P. Levin, Art
- Jefferson Strait, Physics
- Karen E. Swann, English
- William G. Wagner, History
- William K. Wootters, Physics