Commencement weekend fast approaching

Ceremony to be live-streamed

Geoffrey Canada

Brandeis University will hold its 63rd commencement ceremonies on May 18 in the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center. More than 1,600 undergraduate, master’s and doctorate’s degrees are expected to be awarded to graduates from nearly 100 countries.

Geoffrey Canada, president and chief executive officer of Harlem Children’s Zone, will be the commencement speaker. Named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News & World Report, Mr. Canada spearheaded the Harlem Children’s Zone Project, which targets a 100-block area in Central Harlem to provide more than 10,000 children with a comprehensive range of services that form “an interlocking web” of educational, social and medical services that follows children from birth through college. His work has become a national model.

A complete schedule for commencement activities are available online.

The weekend begins with a baccalaureate service at Chapel’s Pond on Friday, May 16, at 4 p.m., followed at 5 p.m. by the president’s reception for graduates and their families in the Shapiro Campus Center atrium.

Phi Beta Kappa will hold its initiation ceremony and reception on Saturday, May 17, in the Spingold Theater Main Stage from 1:30. Joyce Antler, the Samuel B. Lane Professor of American Jewish History and Culture and professor of women’s and gender studies, will be the featured speaker.

The main ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, and will be live-streamed. Individual schools and departments will hold ceremonies throughout the day.

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