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
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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The Year in Photos
Torch Scholars celebrated, encouraged to ‘push the limits’ of their success
The 10 students who compose the seventh graduating class of Torch Scholars have completed 4,300 hours of community service, studied in eight countries, and compiled an average GPA of 3.0. At a celebration of their hard work Thursday, state Rep. Chynah Tyler, a Torch alumna, advised the soon-to-be-graduates to “push the limits” of their success.Read more
MIT Lincoln Lab director named doctoral graduation ceremony speaker
Eric Evans, director of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, will deliver the keynote address at Northeastern’s doctoral graduation ceremony on Thursday. He is among the nation’s foremost experts in the development of remote sensing systems, detection of explosive threats, and ship antimissile defense.Read more
It’s Commencement week. Here’s what you need to know
Northeastern’s 115th Commencement exercises will be held later this week, capping off a weeklong series of events and activities in celebration of the soon-to-be graduates. Here’s what you need to know, from cap and gown pickup to the big day itself.Read more