Yale University 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
- Commencement 2012: Celebrating effort and talent, and making noise
- Commencement speaker Barbara Walters shares wisdom from her ‘most thoughtful’ interviewees
- Yale awards nine honorary degrees at 2012 graduation
- President Levin’s Baccalaureate address: taking responsibility
- Commencement by the numbers
- A touch of gold at graduation: The Yale Mace
- A guide to graduation fashion
- Six faculty members are honored with Yale College teaching prizes
- Outstanding students and exceptional mentors to be honored at Graduate School ceremony
- Renowned artist and alumna Wangechi Mutu to speak at School of Art ceremony
- Worship services to highlight Yale Divinity School’s graduation events
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
Bright College Years 2012
Scenes from Baccalaureate, Class Day and Commencement.
Yale School of Public Health Commencement 2012
Highlights of the day!