Commencement 2023

Letter from the President

Dear Graduates of the Class of 2023,

Congratulations on completing your degree at Brandeis!

You have so much to be proud of, and I encourage you to really take in the day, and everything around you. Celebrate this accomplishment with your classmates, teachers, mentors, friends, and with all of your loved ones who have helped you to get to where you are today.

During your time at Brandeis, you have been challenged to find solutions to all kinds of problems, both in the classroom, and beyond our campus walls. Hopefully, we’ve taught you to think critically, to be open to alternative viewpoints, and to devote yourself to bettering the world, no matter where your interests lie.

I’m particularly impressed by all that you’ve accomplished during your time here, and how you’ve continually exhibited the empathy, kindness, and resilience that are, to me, the hallmarks of a true Brandeisian. I am proud to be included in this remarkable community of people who care deeply for one another.

Today, you finish your journey with us by walking across the stage at the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center. But this is also a beginning, a first step toward all that you will achieve. Now, as future scientists, political and business leaders, social activists, artists, teachers, and innovators, it is time for you to go out and advocate for yourself and for your success, but also, for the less fortunate, to create positive change where it is needed.

I am ever confident that you will move forward with courage, with conviction, and with compassion, and that as you do, you will help make our world a better place.

Again, congratulations, and all the best of luck. 


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Ronald D. Liebowitz, President