The 2016 commencement ceremony will take place Sunday, May 22, at 10:15 a.m., in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House. Tickets will not be issued. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., and all guests are encouraged to arrive on campus no later than 9:15 a.m. to find parking and seating. Friends and family unable to attend the ceremony will be able to watch it streamed live online.
In his address at Hamilton College’s commencement, former U.S. Ambassador to Germany and longtime top-level executive at Goldman Sachs Philip Murphy advised the Class of 2015 that as they enter the world, above all else “it is the content of your character that counts” and stressed that “the power of the individual to change the world is undiminished.”
Murphy, who served as ambassador from 2009 to 2013, gave the address at Hamilton’s commencement on Sunday, May 24, in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House where 505 students received bachelor’s degrees. He was awarded an honorary degree, along with Bill Harley ’77, two-time Grammy award-winning singer and storyteller; Philip Lewis, vice president of the Mellon Foundation; and award-winning Pakistani novelist Kamila Shamsie ’94.
Also speaking at Commencement was class of 2015 valedictorian Nicholas B. W. Vassos of Caledon, Ontario, Canada, and Meghan O’Sullivan of Madison, Conn., recipient of The James Soper Merrill Prize. More ...