The University Ceremony

THE COLLEGE GREEN
1:15 p.m.
(ESTIMATED)

PRESIDING
Christina Paxson
President

PROCESSIONAL

SENIOR ORATIONS
Adriel Barrios-Anderson ’17
“Silent Lessons”

Viet Nguyen ’17
“The Idea of Deserving”

CONFERRING OF MASTER OF ARTS DEGREES, ad eundem*
PRESENTER:
Kevin McLaughlin
Dean of the Faculty

RECOGNITION OF OFFICERS EMERITI*

PRESENTATION OF FACULTY TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARDS**
PRESENTER:
Kevin McLaughlin

CONFERRING OF HONORARY DEGREES‡
PRESENTERS:
Joseph M. Pucci
Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature

Stephen Merriam Foley’74
Secretary of the Faculty, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature

PRESENTATION OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREE RECIPIENTS
Maud S. Mandel
Dean of the College

PRESENTATION OF MASTER’S DEGREE RECIPIENTS
Andrew G. Campbell
Dean of the Graduate School

PRESENTATION OF M.D. DEGREE RECIPIENTS
Jack A. Elias
Senior Vice President for Health Affairs 
Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences

PRESENTATION OF PH.D. DEGREE RECIPIENTS
Andrew G. Campbell

ANNOUNCEMENT OF HORACE MANN MEDAL RECIPIENT
Andrew G. Campbell

RECOGNITION OF AUDIENCE
Christina Paxson

THE ALMA MATER
tune: “Araby’s Daughter,” George Kiallmark (1781‒1835)
text: “Alma Mater,” James Andrews

DeWolf, Class of 1861 (1839‒1909)

Alma Mater! We hail thee with loyal devotion 
And bring to thine altar our off’ring of praise;

Our hearts swell within us with joyful emotion 
As the name of Old Brown in loud chorus we raise 

The happiest moments of youth’s fleeting hours 
We’ve passed ’neath the shade of these time-honored walls;

And sorrows as transient as April’s brief showers
Have clouded our life in Brunonia’s halls 

BENEDICTION
The Reverend Janet Cooper Nelson
Chaplain of the University

RECESSIONAL
The audience is requested to remain at seats until the end of the recessional.

DIPLOMA CEREMONIES
At the conclusion of the ceremony on the College Green, seniors, their family, and guests are requested to go to the locations designated for the distribution of diplomas.

MUSIC
Brown University Commencement Band
Matthew McGarrell, Director

 

* Names of recipients are on page 27 of the Commencement Program.
** Names of recipients are on page 31 of the Commencement Program.
‡ Names of recipients are on pages 24-26 of the Commencement Program.