2017 Commencement Highlights

Pitzer’s 53rd Annual Commencement was held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Stephen L. Glass Commencement Plaza.

Page last updated on May 31, 2017

Commencement 2017

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2017 Commencement Ceremony

Pitzer’s 53rd Annual Commencement was held on Saturday, May 13, 2017, on the Stephen L. Glass Commencement Plaza.

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President Melvin L. Oliver gives the opening remarks.

Opening Remarks by President Oliver

“This is a day of joy and celebration,”says Pitzer President Melvin L. Oliver.

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Keynote Speaker NPR Host Guy Raz

Keynote Speaker Guy Raz

Keynote address by the host and editorial director of the TED Radio Hour & How I Built This

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Senior Class Speaker Kepa Barrett

Senior Class Speaker Kepa Barrett ’17

“…a meaningful embrace can be life-changing, much like our life-changing experience here at Pitzer College.”

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Chance Kawar '17, Senior Class President

Senior Class Gift Presentation

The Class of 2017 presented its gift to support a scholarship for undocumented students.

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President Melvin L. Oliver

President Oliver’s Charge to the Class of 2017

“We are all rooting for you, our true hope for the future.”

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Photo Gallery

Photos from the 53rd Pitzer College Commencement