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Commencement Address

Alfre Woodard to Tufts Graduates:

Speak Truth to Power

Giving shout-outs to student groups, the actor and activist told grads of the Class of 2019 to “write your own script.”

Transcript: Alfre Woodard's Address

Actor, producer, and activist Alfre Woodard delivered the 2019 Commencement address and received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree.

Honorary Degree Recipients

Each year, the university honors a number of distinguished individuals with honorary degrees recognizing their significant accomplishments and contributions in the varied academic, scholarly, and professional fields represented at Tufts.

Read more about this year's recipients.

Baccalaureate Service

Photo by Alonso Nichols/Tufts University

A tradition that began in 1864, the Baccalaureate Service is the last time the undergraduate class comes together, alone, as a class. This multifaith celebration honors the heritage of spirituality and values at Tufts through a diversity of religions, philosophies and cultures in the forms of music, readings and blessings.

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Graduating Student Profiles

They come from as far away as Eritrea and as close as Malden. They are aiming to go into science and engineering, health care and business—with a dash of fine arts. Catch up with some Tufts seniors as they head out into the world.

By Eric Weinberger
Photos by Alonso Nichols and Anna Miller/Tufts University


Athletics Commencement

Seniors on the Tufts University Women's Lacrosse and Baseball teams graduated in special ceremonies before competing in their respective NCAA tournaments.

Africana Center Stole Ceremony

The Africana Center Stole Ceremony took place in Granoff Music Center on May 17. The Africana Center provides access to academic and social resources and a wide range of activities for students of African descent.