About 2,000 will graduate Sunday—a huge increase over the College for Women’s first commencement in 1891

On June 19, 1891, Western Reserve University’s College for Women held its first commencement. That year, just one student, Mary Louise French, graduated.

Though a few of you knew the correct answer, many didn’t ace the final exam, with answers ranging anywhere from 1 (correct) to 91.

This year, when commencement ceremonies begin Sunday, May 19, at 9:30 a.m., about 2,000 people will earn their degrees. Congratulations to all graduating students, and best of luck to you in your future!

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