Commencement 2024

Letter from the President

Dear Graduates of the Class of 2024,

My sincere congratulations on completing your degree at Brandeis!

Throughout this year, we have celebrated Brandeis’ 75th anniversary here on campus and with alumni and friends around the world. We have reminisced about the remarkable people who studied in these classrooms before you and marveled at how our university, founded by the American Jewish community, has achieved success at an unprecedented pace. We have celebrated together what it means to be a Brandeisian — open to dialogue, seeking knowledge and truth, and intent on finding ways to repair our world.

Each of you is a key part of Brandeis’ story, and I look forward to reading the chapters that you will write, as future scientists, political and business leaders, social activists, artists, teachers, and innovators. Your university, and your world, are counting on you to create positive change where it is needed, and I hope you stay close with your alma mater as you move ahead in whatever field you choose to pursue.

Today, though, is a time to revel in the moment. Celebrate what you have accomplished with your classmates, teachers, friends, and loved ones who have guided you along the way. You have so much to be proud of: your many academic accomplishments, the work you’ve done to improve the communities in which you live, study, and work, and how, during a difficult time marked by war and by a pandemic, you have supported each other with empathy and kindness.

I wish you all the best of luck in your future endeavors. I have every confidence that you will pursue your goals with courage and conviction, and that Brandeis, and the world as a whole, will be the better for it.


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Ronald D. Liebowitz, President