The class of 2008 held its commencement exercises—Wellesley's 130th—on May 30, 2008.

Addressing the graduates, their friends and families, and the Wellesley community were Kara Hadge, student speaker; Cathie Black, president of Hearst Magazines and commencement address speaker; and Wellesley College President H. Kim Bottomly, presiding at her first Wellesley commencement.