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Convocation 2019: A Photo Essay

Thousands of family members, friends, faculty, and staff gathered to celebrate 660 graduating MA candidates and 340 graduating PhD candidates on Sunday, May 19.

Below are some photos taken throughout the day. Visit the GSAS Facebook page to see many more.

PhD candidates arrive
PhD candidates arrive for the ceremony on Broadway and 114th Street.
PhD Candidates Process
PhD Candidates Process.
Before the speeches begin, students take a pre-ceremony selfie
Before the speeches begin, students take a pre-ceremony selfie.
Faculty Procession
Andrea Solomon, PhD, Vice Dean of GSAS, leads the faculty procession.
Jason Wong
Jason Wong, PhD candidate in Sustainable Development, discusses place lags in the Candidate’s Remarks.
Rosalind C. Morris
Rosalind C. Morris, PhD, Professor of Anthropology, delivers the keynote address for PhD graduates.
Dean and grad
Dean Carlos J. Alonso, PhD, shares a laugh with a PhD candidate and his son.
PhD Exit
Richard Slusarczyk, EdD, Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, and Celina Chatman Nelson, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Diversity and Inclusion, lead graduates as they leave the ceremony.
PhD Reception
Doctoral graduates celebrate at the reception at Ancel Plaza.
Proud graduate
A proud graduate poses for a photo with his family at Ancel Plaza above Amsterdam Avenue.
MA candidates take seats
MA candidates wave to their families as they take their seats.
Family and friends cheer as the MA graduates take their seats.
Family and friends cheer as the MA graduates take their seats.
Photo snap
A graduate snaps a photo during the opening remarks.

Flags representing the home countries of this year’s graduates line the stage.Flags representing the home countries of this year’s graduates line the stage.

Dian Zi, MA candidate in Oral History, delivers the Candidate’s Remarks on the differences between listening and hearing.
Dian Zi, MA candidate in Oral History, delivers the Candidate’s Remarks on the differences between listening and hearing.
Tian Zheng (‘00MA, ‘02PhD, Statistics), Professor of Statistics, delivers the keynote address for MA graduates.
Tian Zheng (’00MA, ’02PhD, Statistics), Professor of Statistics, delivers the keynote address for MA graduates.
Dean Alonso greets an MA candidate and her daughter.
Dean Alonso greets an MA candidate and her daughter.
Dean Alonso congratulates the MA candidates.
Dean Alonso congratulates the MA candidates.
MA graduates celebrate after crossing the stage.
MA graduates celebrate after crossing the stage.
SoCA Co-Chairs
SoCA co-chairs James Martin, PhD Candidate in Biological Sciences, and Elise Myers, PhD Candidate in Earth and Environmental Sciences, host the second annual SoCA graduation.
SoCA Graduates
The 2019 SoCA graduates.