(9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
The All-University Commencement ceremony in which all Tufts schools participate. It includes the Academic Procession, the awarding of honorary degrees, the All-University Commencement address, recognition of faculty emeriti, presentation of degree candidates by school and the granting of degrees by the Tufts University Board of Trustees. Phase I takes place on The Green, between Ballou Hall and Bendetson Hall.
Tickets not required.
Award-winning television writer, creator, director, showrunner, executive producer, and feature film screenwriter Kenya Barris will deliver the commencement address to the Tufts University Class of 2017 on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Barris will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree at the ceremony to be held at 9 a.m. on The Green on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus.
The Emmy-nominated Barris is best known as the creator, executive producer, and co-showrunner of the hit ABC television series “Black-ish,” which is critically-acclaimed for its ability to tackle challenging and provocative topics in thoughtful, funny and entertaining ways.
Bruce J. Baum
Sean B. Carroll
Joseph W. Polisi