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Full coverage of Northeastern University’s 116th Commencement exercises and the 2018 graduates


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2018 Commencement in photos

University photographers documented all the splendor and excitement from Northeastern University’s 116th Commencement exercises on Friday…

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Aimée Mullins’ life began with uncertainty. She urged Northeastern’s Class of 2018 to embrace ‘the power of the unknown’

To this year’s graduates of the “world’s leading university for experiential…

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4,058 Northeastern seniors just earned their degrees. Here’s what they studied.

4,058 students graduated Friday at Northeastern’s 116th Commencement. See what the graduating class studied with this interactive visualization.Each college is represented as a colored circle.…

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Video: President Aoun conducts his Commencement 2018 exit interviews

Graduating is easy for seniors after exams are over, right? Well, some unsuspecting students were surprised they had one more thing they had to do…

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Learning is a lifelong task in the age of artificial intelligence, President Aoun tells graduates

In his Commencement speech on Friday, Aoun urged graduates to use their inherently human traits to fill societal needs that even the most sophisticated robot…

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President Aoun singled out three students in his Commencement address. Here’s why

From Honduras to Kenya to Dubai, Northeastern has a global footprint-thanks to the students who travel far and wide to solve real-world problems. In his…

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Here are the 150 flags you’ll see at Commencement – and the stories that they tell

Students will raise flags from more than 150 different nations and places during Commencement.…

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Commencement 2018 in photos


Speakers

Aimée Mullins

ACTOR, PARALYMPIAN ATHLETE

An actor in the Emmy-nominated TV show Stranger Things will deliver Northeastern University’s 2018 Commencement address on May 4 at TD Garden in Boston. A world record-setting sprinter will also deliver the address. So will
a double below-the-knee amputee who pioneered the woven carbon-fiber prostheses that are now the international standard.

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Student Speaker: Carly Parlato

Mechanical Engineering

Carly Parlato’s time at Northeastern has taken her to the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California and to Taiwan during a Google co-op. Parlato, who will tell her peers to “embrace change” when she gives the
student Commencement address, has plans to travel much, much farther.

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Honorary Degree Recipients

  • John Sexton

    Doctor of Humane Letters

  • Paula Kerger

    Doctor of Media

  • Anthony Foxx

    Doctor of Public Service


Arrival Information

Undergraduate

MAY 4 – 10:30 AM (GRADUATES 7:30 AM) – TD GARDEN

Undergraduate degree candidates must report to TD Garden by 7:30 a.m. on Friday. Graduating students should use the Legends Way entrance, and should not enter TD Garden through the arena’s main entrance. Legends Way is located on the
east side of TD Garden (the side closest to the Zakim Bridge). Signs and staff will direct students to their entrance.

Graduate

College of Engineering
MAY 2 – 11:00 AM – MATTHEWS ARENA
PhD Hooding
MAY 2 – 4:00 PM – CABOT CAGE
College of Science
MAY 3 – 3:30 PM – CABOT CAGE
College of Computer & Information Science
MAY 3 – 5:30 PM – MATTHEWS ARENA
College of Arts, Media and Design
MAY 4 – 3:30 PM – MATTHEWS ARENA

College of Social Sciences and Humanities
MAY 4 – 3:30 PM – BLACKMAN AUDITORIUM
Bouvé College of Health Sciences
MAY 4 – 4:00 PM – CABOT CAGE
College of Professional Studies
MAY 11 – 10:00 AM – MATTHEWS ARENA
Law School Commencement
MAY 24 – 2:00 PM – MATTHEWS ARENA

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