Scenes from Commencement 2019
May 20, 2019
All university degrees are formally conferred during the Commencement ceremony on Old Campus. During the ceremony, the dean of Yale College and deans of the Graduate and professional schools formally present their approved candidates to the president. The president, in turn, confers the degrees and admits new graduates to each degree’s “rights and responsibilities.” This year’s ceremony took place on Monday, May 20.
In addition to students receiving their diplomas, 11 individuals who have excelled in their fields were also awarded honorary degrees.