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Graduation in Photos

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 22, 2017) – More than 3,330 students received their degrees over the weekend during the University at Albany’s 173rd Commencement.

The festivities were highlighted by UAlbany’s graduate ceremony on Friday, May 19, followed by the baccalaureate torch reception on Saturday, May 20, and closing with the undergraduate ceremony on Sunday, May 21.

The undergraduate commencement speaker was U.S. Astronaut and retired Navy Captain Scott Kelly, who became America’s first year-round astronaut during his historic mission from March 2015 to March 2016 aboard the International Space Station.

About 2,360 undergraduate students received undergraduate degrees. 799 received master’s degrees. UAlbany also awarded 126 doctorates and 31 graduate certificates.

Additionally, the University hosted several special recognition ceremonies, including the 2017 lavender celebration and the Mohawk Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Commissioning ceremony.

Congratulations to the Class of 2017! Follow #UAlbany17 on Twitter to see more from the weekend.

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