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On May 11, 2017, more than 9,000 graduates will gather with fellow students, family and friends for the 130th University Commencement ceremony to celebrate this significant milestone. Graduates and their family and friends are invited to participate in all Commencement and school/college graduation activities.

Commencement

Commencement signifies the culmination of a student's academic achievement. It is a time when graduates, family and friends gather to reflect on their past and look ahead to the future.

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Honorary Degree Recipients

Distinguished leaders, artists and scientists who receive honorary degrees are recognized for their outstanding contributions to society or their field. Speeches from recipients inspire and motivate graduates.

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School/College Ceremonies

Every school and college has its own graduation ceremony where students receive their degrees with their fellow classmates.

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The Liacouras Center

This large venue accommodates all Temple's graduates, and their families and friends for the University Commencement ceremony. It is also used for several school/college graduation ceremonies.

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