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Commencement 2024

Department Overview

On a warm, hazy morning, members of the Class of 2024 received their degrees at Swarthmore College's 152nd Commencement ceremony, held on Sunday, May 26, at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.

Of the 413 graduates, 399 received the Bachelor of Arts degree and 28 the Bachelor of Science in engineering degree. Fourteen received dual degrees. A total of 68 students received a level of Honors. Nora Sweeney '24 offered remarks as the senior class speaker.

After receiving their degrees on stage, the graduating engineers created one last "Zoom call" for their class prank

At the ceremony, Acting Co-Presidents Rob Goldberg and Tomoko Sakomura awarded two honorary degrees: a Doctor of Arts to documentary filmmaker Louis Massiah and a Doctor of Science to science journalist Lulu Miller '05.

Special awards announced at the ceremony included the Oak and Ivy to Seungmin Fruman and Kyra Roepke, Lang to Nicolas Urick and Ziming Yuan, and McCabe Engineering to Kevin Murillo.

Associate Professor of Educational Studies Edwin Mayorga and Charisma Hasan '24 addressed the senior class at Last Collection on May 24. Speakers at this address, an assembly-style gathering, are chosen by the senior class. Lisa Smulyan '76, Henry C. and Charlotte Turner Professor of Educational Studies, addressed the graduating class at Baccalaureate services on May 25 after being introduced by Lucia Navarro '24. The Baccalaureate is the spiritual component of Commencement weekend, featuring the inspirational remarks of a friend of the College.