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Commencement 2017

Please join us to celebrate Colgate University’s 196th graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Commencement Speaker: Claudia Rankine

Nationally-renowned poet Claudia Rankine will deliver the keynote address at Colgate’s 196th commencement Sunday, May 21, in Sanford Field House.
Nationally renowned poet Claudia Rankine, a recipient of the 2016 MacArthur “Genius” Award, will deliver the keynote address at Colgate’s 196th commencement Sunday, May 21, in Sanford Field House.

Rankine, the Frederick Iseman Professor of poetry at Yale University, is the author of five collections of poetry, including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely; two plays, including Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue; and is the editor of several anthologies, including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind. READ MORE

Poet Claudia Rankine to deliver 2017 commencement keynote
Honorees
Nationally-renowned poet Claudia Rankine, a recipient of the 2016 MacArthur “Genius” Award, will deliver the keynote address at Colgate’s 196th commencement Sunday, May 21, in Sanford Field House.

All honorary Degree Recipients

Contact Information

If you have questions please contact Michele Carney, commencement coordinator, at 315-228-7425 or mcarney@colgate.edu.

Future Dates

Please use this schedule of upcoming commencement dates to help with planning.
  • May 20, 2018
  • May 19, 2019
  • May 17, 2020