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Commencement

Congratulations to Bucknell University’s Class of 2020! We aren’t able to celebrate in person this year, but we are with you in spirit — and in these videos — to recognize your achievements. ’ray Bucknell!

Bertrand Library in summer

Commencement Celebration

Hear the Commencement address by Carolyn Miles ’84, P’14, former CEO of Save the Children; the national anthem sung by Lily Mitchell ’20; and the student response from Brishti Mandal ’20; along with remarks from President John Bravman and Provost Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak.

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The Class of 2020 overcame tremendous obstacles to complete senior year and earn a Bucknell degree. The Commencement videos below are no substitute for an in-person ceremony, but we hope they give a sense of how very proud we are of our graduates. The Class of 2020 has a permanent place in Bucknell’s history and heart — and we are so excited to watch you make your mark on the world. Congratulations!

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  • Carolyn Miles

    2020 Commencement Speaker

    Carolyn Speer Miles '83, P'14, the president and chief executive officer of Save the Children and a passionate advocate for children in need, will be Bucknell University's 2020 Commencement speaker.

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  • Portrait of Brishti Mandal '20

    Meet Bucknell’s 2020 Commencement Student Speaker and Soloist

    Lily Mitchell '20 will help kick off the virtual Commencement celebration with a performance of the national anthem, and Brishti Mandal '20 will address the Class of 2020 as this year's Commencement student speaker.

  • Graduate at Commencement

    Congratulations, 2020 Parents!

    Honor your graduate and their accomplishments by making a gift to Bucknell. You can choose to make a gift in honor of someone who has made an impact on your student at Bucknell. This may be a professor, a coach, a campus employee or a fellow student.

Commencement

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