Speakers celebrated undergraduates’ abilities to excel despite challenges

Graduates and speakers stress the privilege of a college education

At the University’s first of three undergraduate commencement ceremonies on Friday, speakers celebrated the ability of the undergraduates to excel despite the challenge of a global COVID-19 pandemic and pointed out their duty as role models.


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Graduate commencement ceremonies celebrate more than 1,300 students

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During Thursday’s two events, speakers encouraged students to strengthen democracy and “make the choice to stand for others and for equity.”


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Commencement exercises will take place from May 11 through May 13 at the Watsco Center. Seven ceremonies will celebrate more than 4,200 graduates.

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