Surrounded by family, friends, faculty and flags from the 41 countries they represent, members the Class of 2013 marked the culmination of their undergraduate careers at Franklin & Marshall College May 11 in a Commencement ceremony at the Alumni Sports & Fitness Center.
The "Commencement Weekend 2013" video shows highlights of a graduation weekend full of moments of celebration, reflection, and honoring families, student leadership, and the lifelong relationships with the College that the newly graduated seniors will build as alumni. Major festivities from the weekend included the Picnic Lunch for Seniors and Families, the Senior Awards Ceremony, Senior Toast, Baccalaureate Service and the graduation ceremony.
About 4,000 people gathered for Commencement, as approximately 590 bachelor's degrees were conferred -- by College House -- and academic awards were bestowed, including the College's highest undergraduate honor, the Williamson Medal, to graduating senior Alexis Teevens.
"You will always have a home here," President Daniel R. Porterfield told the graduates. "You are part of an idea of Franklin & Marshall College for life."
To view more photos from Commencement and download high-resolution images, visit F&M's Commencement 2013 Flickr gallery.
Information about ordering Commencement photos and DVDs is available online.