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Party on the quad

Several hundred members of the Northeastern University community began a new tradition on Thursday evening, gathering together on Centennial Common to share in the joy of a seminal moment: Commencement.

The celebration—“CommencementFest 2015”—comprised scores of graduating seniors and their families, who laughed, reminisced, and looked to the future with dozens of faculty, staff, and alumni.

Guests enjoyed a variety of food, danced to music, had their pictures taken in a photo booth, and had some fun with a slow-motion camera. OhHeckYeah @ Northeastern, a giant outdoor interactive arcade, was particularly popular among the attendees.

We asked some students at CommencementFest what they’ll remember most about Northeastern.

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Photo by Brooks Canaday/Northeastern University

“I’m going to miss hanging out on this quad (Centennial Common). It’s sad to leave it all.” – Theresa Burnham, S’15.

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From left, Kaitlin Gilday, brother Mark Gilday, Jr., DMSB’15, and Rose Gilday play in a slow-motion video booth at CommencementFest on Thursday. Photo by Brooks Canaday/Northeastern University

“Coming in second in the Husky Hunt. People understand the gravity of that statement.” – Tommy Hu, CIS’15.

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Photo by Brooks Canaday/Northeastern University

“I’m going to miss this campus a lot. It’s one of the main reasons I chose to come to Northeastern.” – Shailja Modi, S’15

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President Joseph E. Aoun greets guests at CommencementFest. Photo by Brooks Canaday/Northeastern University

“Finding my small group of friends the first week of freshman year. And it’s been the five of us ever since.” – Morgan Butler, S’15.

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Yingchao Jing, DMSB’15, gets photographed in an old Husky ID by her mother, Qingfang Wang during CommencementFest. Photo by Brooks Canaday/Northeastern University

“I’m going to miss Chicken Lou’s. That place doesn’t get enough credit.” – Adam Pitel, SSH’15

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