CD5BE128-E705-4A12-B3DCCE7881AA9148
CF4EB3F8-FB65-459C-8D1D91488DDCB61F

211th Ceremony

Retired Navy Adm. Michelle J. Howard, the first female four-star admiral and chair of the 2020-22 Congressional Naming Commission, presented remarks to the 500 members of the graduating class at Hamilton’s 211th commencement on Sunday, May 21.

In her remarks, Howard shared anecdotes from her time before and after active duty, all tied to this life lesson: the call to the common good is for all of us. She told members of the Class of ’23, “As your namesake [Alexander Hamilton] would say, the first duty is justice.”

Featured Videos

Hear from James Soper Merrill Prize recipient Ryan Smolarsky ’23, class speaker Juliet Davidson ’23, and Baccalaureate speaker Evan Smith ’87. The 2023 Commencement address by Retired Four-Star Admiral Michelle J. Howard was reserved for the live audience.

The $400 million campaign marked the most ambitious fundraising initiative in the College's history.

More About the Campaign's Success

Site Search