Captured: Commencement 2016

June 18, 2016

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A graduating student walks into Ryan Field and points at the audience. About 15,000 family members, friends and loved ones filled the seats in Ryan Field on Friday morning for this year’s commencement ceremony.

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A graduating student walks into Ryan Field and points at the audience. About 15,000 family members, friends and loved ones filled the seats in Ryan Field on Friday morning for this year’s commencement ceremony.

Graduates laugh at Meyers’ jokes and remarks. The comedian got his start with NU’s comedy group Mee-Ow.

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Graduates laugh at Meyers’ jokes and remarks. The comedian got his start with NU’s comedy group Mee-Ow.

Meyers addresses the class of 2016. “Not a day goes by that I don't think about my time at Northwestern,” he said. “I can sincerely tell you this: You will leave here with knowledge and a diploma but what will endure the longest are your friends.”

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Meyers addresses the class of 2016. “Not a day goes by that I don’t think about my time at Northwestern,” he said. “I can sincerely tell you this: You will leave here with knowledge and a diploma but what will endure the longest are your friends.”

Marquez and Meyers take a selfie before the “Late Night” host delivers his speech. “Sorry if I seem nervous,” Meyers said as he began his speech. “I'm a huge Justin Marquez fan.”

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Marquez and Meyers take a selfie before the “Late Night” host delivers his speech. “Sorry if I seem nervous,” Meyers said as he began his speech. “I’m a huge Justin Marquez fan.”

Graduates listen on as Weinberg graduating senior Justin Marquez introduces Meyers. “I hope we can use our Northwestern experience and find the same hard-earned success that Seth has found,” Marquez said before Meyers took the stage.

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Graduates listen on as Weinberg graduating senior Justin Marquez introduces Meyers. “I hope we can use our Northwestern experience and find the same hard-earned success that Seth has found,” Marquez said before Meyers took the stage.

Meyers is awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts degree. "I'm not the most excited about my new title," he said after receiving the degree. "My wife's family is Jewish and her mother is so happy that she can finally said people her daughter married a doctor."

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Meyers is awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts degree. “I’m not the most excited about my new title,” he said after receiving the degree. “My wife’s family is Jewish and her mother is so happy that she can finally said people her daughter married a doctor.”

An audience member cheers on as graduates make their way to their seats. During the ceremony, Schapiro told students to thank not only their parents but also their grandparents for supporting them.

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An audience member cheers on as graduates make their way to their seats. During the ceremony, Schapiro told students to thank not only their parents but also their grandparents for supporting them.

Graduating members of the class of 2016 applaud the audience behind them for their support after Schapiro asked parents and guardians to stand up. Later, graduating McCormick senior Sandeep Narayan Bharadwaj thanked family members, friends, faculty and staff on behalf of the graduating class.

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Graduating members of the class of 2016 applaud the audience behind them for their support after Schapiro asked parents and guardians to stand up. Later, graduating McCormick senior Sandeep Narayan Bharadwaj thanked family members, friends, faculty and staff on behalf of the graduating class.

Schapiro addresses the crowd during the ceremony. This was Schapiro’s 7th commencement ceremony as president of the University.

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Schapiro addresses the crowd during the ceremony. This was Schapiro’s 7th commencement ceremony as president of the University.

Schapiro and “Late Night” host Seth Meyers take a selfie with a student while marching to the stage. Meyers (Communication ‘96) was this year’s commencement speaker.

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Schapiro and “Late Night” host Seth Meyers take a selfie with a student while marching to the stage. Meyers (Communication ‘96) was this year’s commencement speaker.

University President Morton Schapiro waves to the audience as he makes his way into Ryan Field. During the ceremony, Schapiro told students to thank their family members and friends for their support through their time at Northwestern.

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University President Morton Schapiro waves to the audience as he makes his way into Ryan Field. During the ceremony, Schapiro told students to thank their family members and friends for their support through their time at Northwestern.

A faculty member fistbumps an audience member. More than 60 faculty members were on stage during this year’s commencement ceremony.

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A faculty member fistbumps an audience member. More than 60 faculty members were on stage during this year’s commencement ceremony.

Family members applaud as faculty enters the field. The ceremony began at 9:30 a.m. on Friday morning.

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Family members applaud as faculty enters the field. The ceremony began at 9:30 a.m. on Friday morning.

Faculty members march into Ryan Field. Thirty-four professors received emeritus status during the ceremony.

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Faculty members march into Ryan Field. Thirty-four professors received emeritus status during the ceremony.

 

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