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Commencement 2016

Three hundred seventeen bachelor’s degrees and 263 master’s degrees were awarded in two ceremonies May 14 on the residential quadrangle and in the Ronald J. Volpe Athletic Center.

Undergraduate Commencement

Wil Haygood, a distinguished author and journalist, was the keynote speaker for the undergraduate ceremony, which began at 10 a.m.
View his speech here.

Undergraduate Ceremony


Graduate Commencement

Deborah Bonanni '78, former chief of staff of the National Security Agency and a College alumna, was the keynote speaker for the graduate ceremony, which began at 3 p.m.
View her speech here.

Graduate Ceremony


View the Commencement story from the Frederick-News Post. 

View the blog post here.

GradImages will send graduates an email notification and a digital proof mailing with a customer number and a link to their formal photos five to seven days after the ceremony.

Congratulations to all Hood College Class of 2016 graduates!