Photo gallery Commencement: The weekend in photos

May 12, 2018
Photo of Alexandra Adams, Akilah Davis and Samantha Adams taking a group photo.

Alexandra Adams, Yanika Davis and Samantha Adams take a group photo. Photo by: Bryce Richter

Photo of Miah Gatzke embracing a friend before the ceremony.

Miah Gatzke, who majored in community and nonprofit leadership, embraces a friend before the ceremony. Photo by: Bryce Richter

Photo of graduate David Kim posing with his mother.

Graduate David Kim poses with his mother. Photo by: Bryce Richter

Photo of Sara Conrad and her dog, Renee, sharing a moment.

Law graduate Sara Conrad and her dog, Renee, share a moment. Photo by: Bryce Richter

Photo of a graduate adjusting her mortarboard before walking through a tunnel to enter Camp Randall for Saturday's ceremony.

A graduate adjusts her mortarboard before walking through a tunnel to enter Camp Randall for Saturday's ceremony. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo of flag bearers making their way in during the opening procession.

Flag bearers make their way in during the opening procession. Photo by: Bryce Richter

Photo of Photo of commencement speaker David Muir, an Emmy-winning journalist, and Chancellor Rebecca Blank walking among the graduates at Camp Randall Saturday.

Commencement speaker David Muir, an Emmy-winning journalist, and Chancellor Rebecca Blank walk among the graduates at Camp Randall Saturday. Photo by: Bryce Richter

Photo of speaker David Muir flanked by the platform party of university leaders and senior class officers.

Muir emphasized two themes in his speech: our shared humanity and the need to overcome fear. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo of rows of seated graduates.

The outdoor ceremony at Camp Randall unites the graduating class for the first time since their convocation four years ago. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo of Arissa Milton, graduating with bachelor's degrees in neurobiology and psychology, who decked her mortarboard in flowers.

Arissa Milton, graduating with bachelor's degrees in neurobiology and psychology, decked her mortarboard in flowers. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo of mortarboard thanking Mom, Dad and coffee.

This graduate gives thanks for the three most important things. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo of mortarboard that reads,

Other students used their caps to send messages of pride...

Photo of mortarboard that reads,

personal beliefs...

Photo of mortarboard that reads,

or simply to salute the end of an era.

Photo of, from left to right, College of Letters and Science graduates Joseph Hushek, Roger Daley, Keegan Hasbrook and Jasdeep Kler posing for a selfie.

From left to right, College of Letters and Science graduates Joseph Hushek, Roger Daley, Keegan Hasbrook and Jasdeep Kler pose for a selfie. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo of Charles Fatunbi, graduating with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering, waving to the crowd.

Charles Fatunbi, graduating with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering, waves to the crowd. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo of the entire platform party and Bucky Badger jumping around.

The entire platform party and Bucky Badger jump around. Photo by: Bryce Richter

Photo of graduates Shane Hoffman, left, and Seth Van Krey, flashing the W sign while wearing badger mitts.

Sporting the fuzzy mitts of mascot Bucky Badger, graduates Shane Hoffman, left, and Seth Van Krey, flash the W sign. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo of Kimberly Vue, a first-generation graduate and daughter of Hmong refugees, waving to her family.

Kimberly Vue, a first-generation graduate and daughter of Hmong refugees, waves to her family. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo of Jessica Kreuser, graduating with a bachelor's of science in nutritional sciences, shedding a tear at the ceremony's end.

Jessica Kreuser, graduating with a bachelor's of science in nutritional sciences, sheds a tear at the ceremony's end. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo of a student recording herself flipping her tassel to indicate she has graduated.

A student records herself flipping her tassel to indicate she has graduated. Photo by: Bryce Richter

Photo of a mortarboard that reads,

Wisconsin will remain in the hearts of many graduates. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo of graduates tossing caps into the air.

The graduates let their caps fly. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo of a Holstein-patterned mortarboard that reads,

This mortarboard may speak for many graduates. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo of ABC News anchor David Muir rehearsing at the podium for his role as the keynote speaker of Saturday's ceremony at Camp Randall.

Pictured on the big screen, ABC News anchor David Muir rehearses at the podium for his role as the keynote speaker of Saturday's ceremony at Camp Randall. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo of Muir enjoying breakfast with Chancellor Rebecca Blank and her husband, Hanns Kuttner, at Mickies Dairy Bar, a classic Madison diner near Camp Randall.

Muir enjoys breakfast with Chancellor Rebecca Blank and her husband, Hanns Kuttner, at Mickies Dairy Bar, a classic Madison diner near Camp Randall. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo of Muir, Blank and Kuttner with a table full of pancakes.

The secret to a successful commencement: plenty of pancakes. Photo by: Jeff Miller

Photo of Dean of Students Lori Berquam walking towards the stage during UW-Madison's spring commencement ceremony Friday at the Kohl Center.

Dean of Students Lori Berquam walks towards the stage during UW-Madison's spring commencement ceremony Friday at the Kohl Center. About 900 graduate and professional students received degrees. Photo by: Bryce Richter

Photo of Khoa Tran, a PhD graduate in molecular and cellular pharmacology, showing off his diploma cover to his family in the stands.

Khoa Tran, a PhD graduate in molecular and cellular pharmacology, shows off his diploma cover to his family in the stands at the Kohl Center Friday. Photo by: Bryce Richter

Photo of a graduate sharing a smile with her family after walking the stage.

A graduate shares a moment with her family after walking the stage Friday. Photo by: Bryce Richter

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