Hot, Humid, but Still Celebratory: A Look Back at BU’s 149th Commencement
Photo gallery captures the highlights of a return-to-normal ceremony
Photographing a Boston University Commencement requires the tactical planning of a field general. Each year, photographers have just hours to record for posterity everything that makes that year’s celebration unique. The 2022 assignment was especially challenging given the unusually high heat (about 90, but much hotter on Nickerson Field).
BU staff photojournalists Cydney Scott and Jackie Ricciardi, along with Janice Checchio, associate creative director of photography, and a team of seven freelance photographers, took a mind-bending 13,000-plus photos during BU’s 149th Commencement on Sunday, May 22. We’ve pulled 75 of the best ones capturing the day’s highlights. Take a look.