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Federer, “excited and honored,” to give commencement speech at Dartmouth

The Swiss will receive an honorary title at the ceremony

March 28, 2024

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Roger Federer will address Dartmouth College’s Class of 2024 on June 9.
By Staff

Roger Federer will be in charge of delivering the graduation speech for the class of 2024 at Dartmouth College, as announced by the university itself this Thursday.

“I am very excited and honored to be in charge of delivering the graduation speech this year,” said the Swiss in a video posted on Dartmouth’s social networks. “Hope to see you at the ‘Big Green’ in June.”

The 20-time Grand Slam champion will do the honors on Sunday, June 9, and receive the honorary degree of doctor of humanities from the Ivy League school in Hanover, New Hampshire (United States).

The president of Dartmouth, Sian Leah Beilock, points out that “Roger Federer is, without a doubt, one of the greatest athletes of all time, but I am left with the joy that he always showed on the court and I think that will be what “resonates with the class of 2024.”

“I would say that this gift for finding joy in effort—even or especially in times when things were not easy—is one of the keys to his long-term success and his ability, now, to selflessly contribute to causes.” that are more meaningful to him. “I am delighted to welcome him to campus.”


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