Commencement illustration by Connor Honey B. Dandy 18F

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Hampshire Celebrates Commencement: May 12–15

To celebrate and honor our newest graduates, Hampshire held a series of both virtual and in-person events. 

Congratulations to the newest Div-Free members of our community! To celebrate and honor our newest graduates, Hampshire planned a series of both virtual and in-person events. 

Commencement poster illustration by Connor Honey B. Dandy 18F
Poster design by Connor Honey B. Dandy 18F

 Read a recap article on Hampshire's 2021 commencement festivities from the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

The bell ringing celebration and virtual commencement ceremony can now be viewed on Hampshire’s YouTube channel.

Division III Showcase

Wednesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 13, 2021

Enjoy a virtual sampling of Division III projects presented by Hampshire's graduates. The showcase included academic presentations, performances, film screenings, and readings.
 

Bell Ringing Celebration

Friday, May 14, 2021 at 3 p.m. EDT

Graduates lined up and processed across campus to Harold Johnson Library where the president and the dean of faculty gave remarks, followed by the announcement of each graduate’s name. As their name was read, each student proceeded onto the stage to pick up a prop diploma and have their picture taken. Each graduate then rang the Div-Free Bell once, picked up their personal commencement bell, and headed to the library lawn while the celebration continued. Once all graduates in attendance had been recognized, they rang their personal bells together and gathered for a group picture.

Students, staff, and faculty who are part of the on-campus testing program were invited to participate, as well as fall graduates and spring graduates studying remotely.

Watch the video on YouTube.
 

Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 15 at 11 a.m. EDT

Hampshire held a virtual celebration of our 2021 graduates.

The virtual commencement ceremony can be viewed on Hampshire’s YouTube channel.

 

Order of Events

OPENING OF THE CEREMONY
Jim Patten, post office assistant

WELCOME
Jose Fuentes 05F, chair of the board of trustees

CELEBRATORY ADDRESS
Ed Wingenbach, president

STAFF ADDRESS
Jim Patten, post office assistant

FACULTY ADDRESS
Nathan McClain, visiting assistant professor of creative writing and African American literary arts

STUDENT ADDRESS
Elías Magdalena Alejo 17F

ALUMNI ADDRESS
Wendy Webb Williams 86F

CONFERRAL OF DEGREES
Ed Wingenbach, president
Christoph Cox, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty

CLOSING OF THE CEREMONY
Jim Patten, post office assistant

Commencement Poster

Connor Honey B. Dandy 18F designed the 2021 commencement poster. Each year a student in the graduating class designs the poster, which then becomes the artwork for all commencement materials.

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