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237th Commencement

Saturday, May 11, 2024

A celebration of the Class of 2024 and honorary citations.

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Class of 2024 Turns Tassels

A pandemic enveloped their earliest days of college in uncertainty. Four years later, members of the Class of 2024 have emerged as leaders and scholars.

Five Facts About Jason Cone ’99, Commencement Speaker

Get to know Jason Cone ’99, chief public policy officer of Robin Hood and former U.S. executive director of Doctors Without Borders.

Lux et Lex Walk Marks Milestone for Class of 2024

On the eve of Commencement, Franklin & Marshall’s graduating class took one final look at campus together during the Lux et Lex Walk.

Senior Spotlights

As they prepared for their Commencement ceremony, Franklin & Marshall seniors looked back at their four years on campus—and what's next.

International Seniors Reflect on F&M Journeys

Meet the group of international students who began their College journeys in fall 2020 amid the height of the COVID pandemic — which meant they had to attend off-site campus programs or participate virtually. Four cohorts were formed: two in China, one in England, and one solely remote.

Senior Class to Gather at May 11 Commencement

Members of the graduating cohort have emerged as leaders, scholars and humanitarians despite the challenges presented by the global pandemic. “Class of 2024, you are starting all new types of traditions,” F&M President Barbara Altmann told students during her August 2020 convocation remarks.

Roxana Calder, Williamson Medalist

Citations & Remarks

View the citations and remarks for the 237th Commencement ceremony, including those from President Barbara K. Altmann, Williamson Medalist Roxana Calder '24, and Jason Cone '99.
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Phi Beta Kappa

Recognition of Honors and Awards 2024

Each year we recognize F&M students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, leadership, character, and more. See this year's honorees and award winners, plus meet new members of honors societies.

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Honorary Degree & Commencement Speaker

An honorary degree is F&M’s highest honor presented to those who represent the F&M mission through qualities of intellect, creativity, and character. One such individual is chosen annually to serve as the commencement speaker. Jason Cone '99 delivered the address at Franklin & Marshall’s 237th Commencement and also received an honorary doctorate of humane letters. Madeline Anderson, a Lancaster native and a media pioneer who is the first Black woman to produce and direct a TV documentary, received an honorary doctorate of humane letters at Franklin & Marshall’s 237th Commencement.

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