Congratulations Class of 2024

The 160th commencement ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.


Headshot of Emily Mortimer

Mortimer will speak to Vassar’s class of 2024 at the 160th Commencement. As a precursor to her address, Mortimer’s biggest piece of advice to the general Vassar community is to reject shame. Most of her life, she said, Mortimer focused on pleasing other people, but she has since learned that people-pleasing is a disservice to everyone.

A student holding flowers and wearing a graduation robe hugs their mother in front of a crowd in front of Main Building, a large, multi-story, brick building.

You’ll find a gallery of images from Commencement 2023 as well as Senior Week and Affinity celebrations on Flickr.