Babson Commencement

Commencement 2020

On May 8, the Babson community will honor and celebrate the Class of 2020 with in-person and digital Commencement celebrations.

Our goal is to create meaningful, fun, and safe experiences that incorporate Babson moments and capture the unique spirit of our graduates and global community.

Registration for in-person Commencement celebrations is now closed. More information about livestreaming and digital ceremonies will be available shortly.

Undergraduate Class of 2020: May 8 Celebrations

In-Person Experience on Campus
8:30 a.m. ET (check-in)


Graduation moments including:

  • Procession in your cap and gown
  • Multimedia program featuring:
    • Live speakers and videos
    • Your moment to walk across the stage, hear your name read, move your tassel, and have your photo taken (live-streamed)
    • Celebratory moments and a special welcome to the Babson Alumni Network
  • Multiple campus photo opportunities

Digital Ceremony
2 p.m. ET (available on demand after this time)


Highly produced program featuring:

  • Traditional remarks from College leaders
  • Commencement address from Richelieu Dennis ’91, Honorary Degree Recipient, founder of Sundial Brands and founder/chair of Essence Ventures
  • Reading of names and photo slides for each graduate
  • Entertainment and special guest appearances

Graduate Class of 2020: May 8 Celebrations

Digital Ceremony
10 a.m. ET (available on demand after this time)


Highly produced program featuring:

  • Traditional remarks from College leaders
  • Commencement address from Carla Harris, Honorary Degree Recipient and vice chairman, managing director, and senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley
  • Reading of names and photo slides for each graduate
  • Entertainment and special guest appearances

In-Person Experience on Campus
2 p.m. ET (check-in)


Graduation moments including:

  • Procession in cap and gown
  • Multimedia program featuring:
    • Live speakers and videos
    • Your moment to walk across the stage, hear your name read, and have your photo taken (live-streamed)
    • Celebratory moments and a special welcome to the Babson Alumni Network
    • Multiple campus photo opportunities
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