Kenyon celebrated the Class of 2023 in a ceremony punctuated by poignant remarks and infectious joy. Climate activist Colette Pichon Battle '97 spoke about the necessity of working toward a better world, and senior class president Prince Adablah '23 highlighted the resiliency of his classmates. Download the program.

Commencement Weekend Remarks

‘Orienting Toward the Liberation Horizon’

Climate activist Colette Pichon Battle ’97 H’18 tells the Class of 2023 that “Today, we honor your future role in making a better world.”

‘In Remembrance We Learn and Grow’

“This tired old world needs you and your voice and your actions,” Professor of Anthropology Dave Suggs tells graduating seniors in a Baccalaureate address.

‘We Have Truly Left Our Mark On This Campus’

Senior Class President Prince Adablah ’23 addresses his classmates at Kenyon’s 195th Commencement.

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“What if we decide to be the type of Kenyon graduates who seek to use this accomplishment as a mandate to do good in the world?”

Climate activist Colette Pichon Battle ’97 H’18

“Look around you. Remember where you are. Remember faces and remember places. Remember personal achievements and remember losses. Remembrance is so important. But remembrance is also work.”  

Dave Suggs, J. Kenneth Smail Professor of Anthropology

Download the Commencement program

For those not attending in person, the Commencement and Baccalaureate ceremonies were streamed live:

Watch Commencement  Watch Baccalaureate

Your Diploma: Translated

Kenyon continues the tradition of conferring degrees in Latin. View an English translation of the diploma.

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