2017 Commencement exercises were held on Saturday, May 13 at 10:30 a.m. in the Simon Forum for the Theological School, Caspersen School of Graduate Studies and for the College of Liberal Arts. Our 2017 ceremonies kicked off Drew’s sesquicentennial celebration, through which we celebrate 150 years of history—first as a seminary and later as an undergraduate college and a graduate school.

During the ceremony, the Rev. Dr. William Barber II T’03, president of the North Carolina NAACP, provided the Sesquicentennial Address and 2016 MacArthur Fellow Julia Wolfe gave the Commencement Address. Both were awarded honorary degrees on behalf of the Drew University Board of Trustees. Read more about our Commencement speakers.

Congratulations to the class of 2017!