The class of 1990 held its commencement exercises on June 1, 1990.

Addressing the graduates, their friends and families, and the Wellesley community were Christine Bicknell, student speaker; Barbara Bush, first lady of the United States and commencement speaker and Raisa Gorbachev, first lady, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics and commencement speaker; and Wellesley College President Nan Keohane.