St. John’s College To Host 56th Commencement Today

St. John’s College in Santa Fe at twilight. Courtesy/SJC

SJC News:

SANTA FE — St. John’s College in Santa Fe will hold its 56th Santa Fe commencement ceremony at 10:30 a.m. today, May 20. Sixty-seven members of the class of 2023 will receive their degrees from the third-oldest college in the country. These students are from 21 states and eight countries including China, Ghana, Germany, Nigeria, Sweden, Nepal, Pakistan and Vietnam.

St. John’s College tutor Sarah Davis will provide the commencement address. Davis will become Dean of the college’s Santa Fe campus in July of this year. She did her undergraduate work in philosophy and anthropology at Harvard University and received her PhD in cultural anthropology from Emory University. Davis spent two years doing dissertation field research on the French island of Corsica, where she studied the riacquistu, a militant movement devoted to the revitalization of traditional Corsican culture.

The ceremony will be livestreamed – the link will be available prior to the start of the ceremony here.

About St. John’s College

St. John’s College is one of the most distinctive colleges in the country due to its all-required Great Books curriculum. At St. John’s, undergraduate and graduate students read more than 200 of the most important books across dozens of subjects and discuss those books with faculty in small, seminar-style classes. Located on two campuses in two historic state capitals— Santa Fe, New Mexico and Annapolis, Maryland—St. John’s is the third oldest college in the United States and has been hailed as the “most contrarian college in America” by The New York Times, the “most rigorous college in America” by Forbes, and the “most forward-thinking, future-proof college in America” by Quartz. Learn more at

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