On Sunday June 6th,1993 at 2pm students were seated in the University Chapel to hear the remarks of Baccalaureate speaker Garry B. Trudeau, cartoonist and creator of Doonesbury. Trudeau was also the first person to receive a Pulitzer for a comic strip.
This film shows some of the only documentation of the 1993 Baccalaureate ceremony to be found in the archives. This is the entire ceremony. (Trudeau’s portion of the ceremony begins at 18:20)
For more about the history of the Princeton Baccalaureate and Commencement Week activities throughout history, see our accompanying blogs:
The history of Princeton University Commencement Ceremonies
Name Dropping: A list of famous Commencement Week speakers at Princeton
Class of 1929 Commencement and a potpourri of student activities
Princeton’s 250th Anniversary Commencement with speaker President Bill Clinton