See highlights for our class of 2018 undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 18, 2018.
To learn more about our 1,000 graduates in the class of 2018, visit: https://bit.ly/2IZ9yda
To watch the full Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony, visit: https://youtu.be/LpVWNrwJ0TQ
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, Honorary Degree Recipient:
"We can do no great things, only small things with great love. This is where we begin to serve our fellow man, our families and our friends. In the small things with great love. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow is not yet here. We have only today. So let us begin."
Kirsten Battocchio, Valedictorian, Class of 2018:
"Don't you dare ever pine over the past as the best years of your life. Make this moment the best moment and always stay reaching and hoping for even greater moments to come because you are on the brink of something magnificent. Even if there's a risk. Even if it makes you uncomfortable, Glory lies in discomfort. Your legacy lies in the ability to embrace change."
Brennan O'Donnell, Ph.D. President, Manhattan College:
"As you go forth from this place and from this point in your life I ask for you of our loving God to bless you and keep you from harm. To keep alive throughout your life your love of learning, your passion for justice and your imaginative engagement with the world.
To increase in you each day your compassion for others and your desire to serve. And finally I ask for you that whatever you do and wherever you go that the love that you've known here at Manhattan College will forever make this place your heart's home. We love you. We are proud of you. Congratulations and God bless the class of 2018."
O shining star, Manhattan.
Your light upon the hill.
Throughout the years, through joys and tears,
Will guide us ever still.
You gave us, dear Manhattan, examples true and strong
Of learning’s might to strive for right,
And triumph over wrong.
Manhattan, dear Manhattan, our light upon the hill.
Manhattan, dear Manhattan, a star that guides us still.