Under near record-setting heat, and for the first time since 2019, students walked the Lawn and enjoyed the full ceremony there for Final Exercises for the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. The custom had been interrupted by the pandemic, but on Saturday, thousands of students, family members and spectators finally gathered for one of the University’s most endearing traditions.
Here are the images from the procession and the ceremony, as well as the keynote address from Claudrena Harold, the Edward R. Stettinius Jr. Professor of History and department chair.
Final Exercises continue on Sunday for the rest of the schools, with Dr. Taison Bell serving as the keynote speaker. Photos by Erin Edgerton, Sanjay Suchak and Dan Addison.