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Convocation 2017: A Photo Essay

Thousands of family members, friends, faculty, and staff gathered to celebrate the achievements of about 570 graduating MA candidates and about 340 graduating PhD candidates on Sunday, May 14, 2017.

Find below fourteen photos that illustrate the excitement and pride felt by those in attendance. See many more photos on the GSAS Facebook page.

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MA Convocation

Master’s graduates take their seats.

MA Convocation

MA student speaker Ediz Ozelkan shares what he has learned from Columbia and New York.

MA Convocation

Sunil Gulati, senior lecturer in the Department of Economics and president of the US Soccer Federation, delivers the keynote address for MA graduates.

MA Convocation

Economics students pose for photos after the ceremony.

MA Convocation

Beaming MA candidates make their way past applauding faculty following the ceremony.

MA Convocation

MA graduates celebrate on the steps of Low Library.

PhD Convocation

Andrea Solomon, vice dean of GSAS, leads the faculty procession at the start of the doctoral ceremony.

PhD Convocation

Angelica Patterson, PhD candidate in Earth and Environmental Sciences, spots one of her fans in the crowd.

PhD Convocation

Friends and family look on with excitement as graduates take their seats.

PhD Convocation

Two doctoral candidates share a fist-bump.

PhD Convocation

Dean Carlos J. Alonso greets Jennifer Rhodes, PhD candidate in Italian, and her son.

PhD Convocation

Stephanie Shiau, PhD candidate in Epidemiology, prepares to ascend the stage.

PhD Convocation

Alondra Nelson—professor of sociology, dean of social science, and keynote speaker for the PhD ceremony—applauds graduates.

PhD Convocation

Doctoral graduates are congratulated by faculty as they exit.