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Class of 2017

On the afternoon of Wednesday, May 24, 2017 graduates and their guests celebrated the close of the 141st academic year at the Johns Hopkins University Commencement ceremony at the Royal Farms Arena in downtown Baltimore.


Download 2017 Commencement Program


Honorary Degree Recipients

Five honorary degrees were conferred at the 2017 universitywide Commencement. The sixth honorary degree was conferred upon Katherine C. Johnson on April 19, as she was unable to travel to Baltimore for Commencement. “This year’s honorary degree recipients are people of vision and imagination, courageous thinkers and pioneers in their fields,” said Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels. You can read more about these distinguished men and women here.

  • Frank A. Bruni, Jr.
  • Amy Gutmann
  • Carla Hayden
  • Katherine C. Johnson
  • Ralph S. O’Connor
  • Harold Varmus
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Class of 2017 Facts
Commencement Speaker
Frank A. Bruni, Jr., New York Times Columnist
Honorary Degree Recipients
Number of Graduates

Undergraduate: 1,498
Master’s: 5,643
Doctoral: 682
Total Graduates: 7,823