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Full coverage of Northeastern's 115th commencement and the 2017 graduates

Northeastern held its 115th commencement on May 5. Here’s everything you need to know—from profiles on the graduates and honorary degree recipients to ceremony information, how to engage on social media and what you may have missed. Check back often for the latest stories, photos, and videos from the undergraduate and graduate ceremonies.

2017 Commencement Highlights

Relive all the excitement with this video featuring the graduates, speakers, and emotions of the day.

Watch the entire undergraduate commencement ceremony on YouTube.

Christiane Amanpour delivers Northeastern University's 2017 Commencement Address
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President Aoun banters with Frasier the Human Support Robot during his 2017 commencement address at Northeastern University.

 

2017 Commencement in Photos

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Meet the Speakers

CNN’s chief international correspondent and anchor of the network’s flagship global affairs program Amanpour, will deliver Northeastern University’s Commencement address to this year’s graduating seniors on May 5, 2017, at TD Garden in Boston.

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Dave Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal, co-founders and co-CEOs of the innovative lifestyle brand Warby Parker, will deliver Northeastern’s commencement address for the afternoon graduate ceremony on Friday, May 5, 2017, at Matthews Arena in Boston.

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Pankhuri Singhal, S’17, a senior and behavioral neuroscience major, will deliver Northeastern's student commencement address on Friday, May 5, at TD Garden in Boston.

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Sir Lucian Grainge, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group and a Northeastern University trustee, Myechia Minter-Jordan, president and CEO of the Dimock Center, and Diana Natalicio, president of the University of Texas at El Paso, will receive honorary degrees at Northeastern’s undergraduate commencement ceremony.

Sir Lucian Grainge CBE, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group and a Northeastern University trustee, Myechia Minter-Jordan, president and CEO of the Dimock Center, and Diana Natalicio, president of the University of Texas at El Paso, will receive honorary degrees at Northeastern’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on Friday, May 5 at TD Garden in Boston.

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Meet the Graduates

Additional Coverage

Campus Prepares for Commencement


The Year in Photos