Crossing the Stage

by University Communications,

Willamette University’s College of Liberal Arts commencement marks both an end and a beginning — the end of students’ undergraduate journey to explore life’s greatest questions while learning more about themselves, and the beginning of using their new knowledge to make their place in the world.

Watch our video to experience the day — the nerves, the excitement, the hugs and the cheers — through the eyes of a 2014 graduate.

Featuring: Chloe Prendergast ’14, a bachelor of music graduate, playing J.S. Bach’s “Sonata #2 in A minor” on the Waller violin, a several-centuries-old instrument of mysterious origin found under some floorboards in Willamette’s Waller Hall. Watch her play