Friday, August 23, 2013
It is my honor to issue you your formal proclamation of matriculation.
The pin that you receive tonight represents your induction into the Bucknell University Class of 2016.
Wear it proudly, and hold it as a sign of the attributes that bind you forever to all other Bucknellians:
your spirit of inquiry, your quest for knowledge and your desire to make a difference in this world.
I now ask that you attach your pin to the front of your dress, shirt or jacket.
Congratulations Class of 2017! You are officially Bucknellians. Dream big.
I am pleased to introduce the Bison Chips men’s a capella group. Please stand to join them in singing our alma mater, “Dear Bucknell.”
CLOSING REMARKS after alma mater
Class, momentarily you will walk through luminaria lighting the way to the Christy Mathewson Gates.
Several of us will be there to greet you. The next time you will go through these magnificent gates will be at your Commencement. That may seem a long way off, but I think you’ll find the years flying by. Make the most of your time here. We believe in you.
Please remain standing for the benediction.