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... documenting the history of the University of Delaware

Past Commencements

 More than 150 commencement ceremonies have been held at the University of Delaware since its first students graduated in 1836. Over time, these ceremonies evolved from small, local celebrations to occasions of comparatively massive scale involving students from around the country and the world.

This site provides a glimpse into the history of commencement at the University and includes information on commencement dates and speakers, as well as photographs of many of the ceremonies and activities.