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Federer 'excited and honoured' to speak at Dartmouth College commencement

The Swiss will receive an honourary degree at the ceremony
March 28, 2024
Roger Federer will address the Dartmouth College Class of 2024 on 9 June.
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Roger Federer will address the Dartmouth College Class of 2024 on 9 June. By ATP Staff

Roger Federer will deliver the Class of 2024 commencement speech at Dartmouth College, the university announced on Thursday.

"I am so excited and honoured to be your commencement speaker this year," Federer said in a video released on social media by Dartmouth. "I hope to see you on the 'Big Green' in June.'"

The 20-time major champion will address the graduating class on Sunday, 9 June and be presented with an honourary doctor of humane letters degree from the Ivy League school in Hanover, New Hampshire. 

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Dartmouth President Sian Leah Beilock said, "Roger Federer is undeniably one the greatest athletes of all time, but it’s the evident joy that he always found on the court that stays with me, and that I think will resonate most with the Class of 2024.

"I would argue that this gift for finding joy in the striving — even or especially in moments when winning didn’t come easily, or at all — is one of the keys to his long-term success and to his ability, now, to give back so selflessly to the causes that are most meaningful to him. I am thrilled to welcome him to campus.”

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