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Photo by Vernon Doucette

Touching up signs and staging at Boston University’s Commencement takes 40 gallons of red paint. Plus, behind the scenes, 6,000 feet of duct tape are used, 10,000 hats are handed out to guests as sunshades, and 11,496 French pastries are served. Finally, as part of the University’s effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, more than 108,000 half-liter plastic bottles are recycled to make 4,300 caps and gowns. ■

Watch a time-lapsed video of Commencement set-up

For more coverage of the 2011 Commencement, visit BU Today.

Video edited by Robin Berghaus