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Emerson College Announces 142nd Commencement Exercise For Class Of 2022, May 8

Crazy Rich Asians screenwriter, director, and alum Adele Lim '96 to deliver commencement address.

Emerson College, the nation's premier institution for the arts, communication, and the liberal arts, will hold its 142nd Commencement at Agganis Arena on Sunday, May 8, 2022.

During the ceremony, the College will honor three award-winning artists, innovators, and Emersonians for their contributions and efforts to the arts, communication, and greater humanity. Crazy Rich Asians and Raya and the Last Dragon screenwriter Adele Lim '96; composer and singer Toshi Reagon, and Emerson Trustee, founder and chairman of Samuels & Associates, and film producer Steve Samuels will each receive honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees. Lim '96 will give the commencement address.

Approximately 1,002 undergraduate students will receive their degrees during the Commencement Ceremony that will be held at the Agganis Arena at Boston University, 925 Commonwealth Avenue. The Ceremony will begin at 10:00 am on Sunday, May 8 and be streamed live at Graduate Hooding Ceremonies for the School of the Arts and School of Communication will be held the day prior at the Paramount Center on Emerson's campus beginning at 2:00 pm.

Media information:

Press are invited to film and photograph undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies. Press passes/media credentials are available at registration or by contacting or or 781.413.5491 day-of event.

Pool feed (mult-box) with HD-SDI 1080i video feed with embedded audio (located stage right on the floor) and audio feed are available upon request.

Following the ceremony, hyperlinks to downloadable video and photos will be made available.

Additional information about commencement can be viewed via

Based in Boston, Massachusetts, opposite the historic Boston Common and in the heart of the city's Theatre District, Emerson College educates individuals who will solve problems and change the world through engaged leadership in communication and the arts, a mission informed by liberal learning. The College has approximately 3,780 undergraduates and 670 graduate students from across the United States and 50 countries. Supported by state-of-the-art facilities and a renowned faculty, students participate in more than 90 student organizations and performance groups. Emerson is known for its experiential learning programs at Emerson Los Angeles, located in Hollywood, and at its 14th-century castle, in the Netherlands. Additionally, there are opportunities to study in Washington, DC, London, China, and the Czech Republic, Spain, Austria, Greece, France, Ireland, Mexico, Cuba, England, and South Africa. The College has an active network of 51,000+ alumni who hold leadership positions in communication and the arts. For more information, visit

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