The Class of 2024 was recognized in a ceremony that honored and celebrated the culmination of their Kenyon career. Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church Michael Curry urged graduates to use their remarkable talent and education to make a difference in the world, and Senior Class President Rachel Chen ’24 reflected on the enduring power of resilience in the face of adversity.  


“You can’t do everything, trust me. But we can do something. To leave something just a little bit better. We are here to make a difference.”

The Most Rev. Michael Curry H’24

Do More Than Just Consume Oxygen

The Most Rev. Michael Curry H’24, presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church, urges the Class of 2024 to help build a world where everybody is treated with dignity, honor and respect.

‘We’ve Been in a Utopia’

Senior Class President Rachel Chen ’24 addresses her classmates at Kenyon’s 196th Commencement.

‘Embrace a Full and Imperfect Life’

“As you leave Kenyon, remember the power of your story,” Professor of Chemistry James Keller tells graduating seniors in the 2024 Baccalaureate address.

“Class of 2024, how lovely to commemorate this new installment in your career here at Kenyon, years marked by resilience and determination, hard work and dedication.”

President Julie Kornfeld

Scenes from Commencement 2024

View more photos from Baccalaureate and department receptions and from Commencement.

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