Yale University Commencement 2012

See Yale's Commencement 2012 weekend captured in stories, videos, and photos.
Graduates cheering at Yale Commencement 2012.

Yale celebrated its 311th graduation on May 21, following a weekend of speeches, prize presentations, senior class antics and the awarding of honorary degrees, among other activities.

Here you will find links to the YaleNews’ coverage of the Baccalaureate Address, Senior Class Day ceremony and University Commencement — as well as to videos, stories, and photos about the event.

Stories and information


Scenes from Class Day 2012

Heads of the class

As is traditional, many of the members of the Yale College Class of 2012 wore statement-making headgear to the Class Day ceremony on May 20.

Commencement scenes from the Graduate School

For those earning doctorates and master’s degrees, Commencement 2012 included the University-wide ceremony on Old Campus and a gathering in Woolsey Hall for the presentation of individual degrees and a luncheon with their families.

Graduation photos from the School of Medicine

After University Commencement on May 21, graduates from the School of Medicine and their guests processed back to the Medical Campus, where they attended a ceremony for the presentation of individual degrees — and for numerous photo ops with their family members.

Outstanding undergraduates honored at Class Day


The ‘Dan Cam’: A dog’s-eye view of Commencement 2012

Yale mascot Handsome Dan XVII takes a new look at Commencement, taking his GoPro to the festivities on May 21, 2012. Presented by the Yale University Office of Public Affairs and Communications, this "Dan Cam" view is brought to you by Sherman, aka Handsome Dan XVII. Music courtesy of the Yale Glee Club, Jeffrey Douma, director. Video produced by Michael Morand, edited by Michael Marsland, with special thanks to Chris Getman, Michael Helfenbein, John Maturo, and Mark Stricker. 
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Bright College Years 2012

Scenes from Baccalaureate, Class Day and Commencement.

Yale School of Public Health Commencement 2012

Highlights of the day!

Here’s my advice’

A video featuring deans, masters and other campus leaders offering parting words of wisdom for the Class of 2012.
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