May 20: Commencement 2017


On May 20, 2017, the students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Bard College Berlin will celebrate the conclusion of the academic year 2016-2017.

The ceremony will take place at the Ballhaus Pankow, a neighborhood landmark which was built during the Belle Époque (1880) as an elegant recreation venue for Berliners and is now a historical monument.

The Commencement address will be delivered by Stephan Detjen, German journalist and Head of Deutschlandradio's Berlin office.

The ceremony will feature a musical introduction by Syrian performers Ghaithaa Alshaar (oud) and George Saade (percussion).

The Class of 2017 consists of seventeen students from Sweden, USA, Hungary, the Republic of Macedonia, Singapore, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Russia, Germany, India, and Georgia.