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Commencement 2022

2022 Commencement

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Fenway Park

Undergraduate Ceremony

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Fenway Park

Graduate Ceremony

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Undergraduate Speaker

Hamdi Ulukaya

Founder and CEO of Chobani

Nearly 30,000 Northeastern graduates will have the opportunity to hear from Hamdi Ulukaya and his journey of acquiring an old yogurt factory in upstate New York after arriving in the United States from eastern Turkey before becoming the founder and CEO of Chobani, the largest yogurt facility in the world.

Graduate Speaker

Leila fadel

National Correspondent for NPR

Co-host of NPR’s banner show, Morning Edition, and award-winning reporter Leila Fadel will speak to more than 3,500 Northeastern graduates about her monthlong reporting trip in Kyiv, Ukraine, her coverage from Minneapolis in the wake of the police-killing of George Floyd, and her experience during the Arab Spring and its aftermath in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, and Syria.

Northeastern University

Joseph Aoun

President of Northeastern University

President Aoun, an internationally respected voice on global and experiential education, and a thought leader on the future of higher education, will be speaking to graduates on May 13th.

Undergraduate Student Speaker

adwoa Sefah

College of Science

Life lessons from her mother have prepared Adwoa Sefah to deliver her student speech to the Class of 2022 at Northeastern’s undergraduate Commencement ceremony at Fenway Park.

Graduate Student Speaker

Aniyah Smith

D’Amore-Mckim School of Business

Aniyah Smith, a soon-to-be MBA graduate with a background in cosmetics and fragrance marketing, is ready to deliver a fashionable student speech at Northeastern’s graduate student Commencement ceremony at Fenway

10 powerful quotes from Northeastern’s 2022 Commencement speeches

Commencement ceremonies are ripe for memorable quotes and anecdotes. Add the country’s most beloved ballpark as the setting and Northeastern’s 2022 graduates will remember these lasting words of wisdom.

Northeastern undergraduate Commencement: Chobani CEO urges Class of 2022 to challenge things that make them ‘uncomfortable in the world’

As fireworks popped behind Fenway Park, 4,200 of Northeastern University’s newest alumni turned to see their closest friends and family cheer raucously in celebration of their accomplishments. They poured out into the world ready to face head-on its injustices. “I hope you turn toward them, look them square in the eye, and work for the rest of your life to change them,” said Chobani founder and Commencement speaker Hamdi Ulukaya.

Northeastern graduate Commencement: Leila Fadel tells Class of 2022 to ‘write the rest of your story’

Themes of perseverance and hope elevated the Commencement ceremony for graduate students on Friday morning at Fenway Park. Fadel, a 2004 graduate of Northeastern’s School of Journalism, and a host of Morning Edition at National Public Radio, urged the graduates to respond to their fears with strength and self-belief.

50 years after graduating from Northeastern, Golden Grads reflect on what has changed–and what has not President Joseph E. Aoun challenges the Class of 2022 to celebrate ‘the Northeastern advantage’ ‘It’s great to see your children get to this point.’ Proud Northeastern parents from around the world celebrate graduates at Fenway Northeastern University graduates recount the journey to Commencement 2022 at Fenway Park in Boston Why do grads wear caps and gowns? The meaning behind Commencement regalia. These Northeastern mortarboards are as unique as the students wearing them The seven best Commencement photo spots on Northeastern’s Boston campus Cabot Center transformation gives Northeastern graduates reason to celebrate Commencement 2022: A preview of a fun-packed Senior Week A look back at Northeastern, from the Class of 2022 Northeastern’s 2022 Commencement to award trailblazers with honorary degrees With an eye for cosmetics, Aniyah Smith fashions a Commencement address Inspired by her mother, Adwoa Sefah approaches her Commencement speech with empathy Innovators, entrepreneurs, scholars are among the speakers to address Northeastern graduates during Boston Commencement events Award-winning NPR journalist Leila Fadel to deliver Northeastern’s graduate Commencement address Everything you need to know for Commencement 2021 at Fenway Park Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and CEO of Chobani, named Northeastern’s 2022 commencement speaker 5/13/22 – BOSTON, MA. – Northeastern University celebrates its graduate 2022 Commencement ceremony at Boston’s Historic Fenway Park on Friday May 13, 2022. Speakers included Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern, Leila Fadel, an NPR reporter and co-host of the public news organization’s banner show, Morning Edition, a distinguished group of influential figures, as well as student speakers. Photo by Billie Weiss/Northeastern University 5/13/22 – BOSTON, MA. – Northeastern University celebrates its graduate 2022 Commencement ceremony at Boston’s Historic Fenway Park on Friday May 13, 2022. Speakers included Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern, Leila Fadel, an NPR reporter and co-host of the public news organization’s banner show, Morning Edition, a distinguished group of influential figures, as well as student speakers. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University 05/12/22 – BOSTON, MA. – Northeastern graduates celebrate after the Bouve Clinical and Practice Doctorate Hooding ceremony on Snell Quad on Thursday May 12, 2022. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University 5/13/22 – BOSTON, MA. – Northeastern University celebrates its graduate 2022 Commencement ceremony at Boston’s Historic Fenway Park on Friday May 13, 2022. Speakers included Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern, Leila Fadel, an NPR reporter and co-host of the public news organization’s banner show, Morning Edition, a distinguished group of influential figures, as well as student speakers. Photo by Billie Weiss/Northeastern University Northeastern University celebrates its graduate 2022 Commencement ceremony at Boston’s Historic Fenway Park. Speakers included Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern, Leila Fadel, an NPR reporter and co-host of the public news organization’s banner show, Morning Edition, a distinguished group of influential figures, as well as student speakers. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University 5/13/22 – BOSTON, MA. – Northeastern University celebrates its graduate 2022 Commencement ceremony at Boston’s Historic Fenway Park on Friday May 13, 2022. Speakers included Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern, Leila Fadel, an NPR reporter and co-host of the public news organization’s banner show, Morning Edition, a distinguished group of influential figures, as well as student speakers. Photo by Billie Weiss/Northeastern University 05/13/22 – BOSTON, MA. – Northeastern University celebrates its graduate 2022 Commencement ceremony at Boston’s Historic Fenway Park on Friday May 13, 2022. Speakers included Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern, Leila Fadel, an NPR reporter and co-host of the public news organization’s banner show, Morning Edition, a distinguished group of influential figures as well as student speakers. Photo by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University 5/13/22 – BOSTON, MA. – Northeastern University celebrates its graduate 2022 Commencement ceremony at Boston’s Historic Fenway Park on Friday May 13, 2022. Speakers included Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern, Leila Fadel, an NPR reporter and co-host of the public news organization’s banner show, Morning Edition, a distinguished group of influential figures, as well as student speakers. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University View the Full Gallery Commencement Week Events 5/13 Graduate Ceremony

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Fenway Park

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5 PM

Fenway Park

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10 AM

Matthews Arena

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10 AM

Matthews Arena

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3 PM

Matthews Arena

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