All Tufts schools participate in the All-University Commencement ceremony (Phase I). 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. (Maps and Parking) Tickets not required.
Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients
Award-winning historian, scholar, and author Erika Lee, J91, delivered the commencement address to the Class of 2022. Lee is one of the nation’s leading historians of immigration and the Asian American experience. The author of four award-winning books, she is Regents Professor of History and Asian American Studies and director of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota.
In addition to Lee, five other distinguished women and men received honorary degrees: Callie Crossley, journalist, commentator, and storyteller; Pablo Eduardo, sculptor; Jane Frommer, nanoscientist; Lonnie King, veterinarian and One Health pioneer; and Asad M. Madni, innovator and engineer.
Read more about all six honorary degree recipients in TuftsNow.
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