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BU Commencement then and now

Commencement, the beginning of life after years of studying and working for a degree, honors the academic success of Boston University students and looks toward future career success. On Sunday, May 14, BU holds its 133rd Commencement, bestowing diplomas on approximately 8,000 undergraduates and graduate students, while more than 20,000 guests look on, at the outdoor ceremony on Nickerson Field. This slide show looks back at Commencement moments and speakers over the past half century. Click above to watch the slide show.