Photo Gallery Captures BU’s One-of-a-Kind 148th Commencement
Dozens of photos record what it’s like to graduate in a pandemic
Recording a Boston University Commencement in photos is a huge undertaking. But this year’s was a special challenge—two separate ceremonies, one in the morning for advanced degree candidates, another in the afternoon for bachelor’s degree grads, plus the annual Baccalaureate service in between the two, all with pandemic-mandated restrictions.
BU staff photojournalists Cydney Scott and Jackie Ricciardi and a team of seven freelance photographers took an incredible 20,000-plus photos (no, that is not a typo) during BU’s 148th Commencement on Sunday, May 16. We’ve pulled 80 of the best capturing the day’s pomp, joy, and whimsy. Take a look.