Photos by Mike Lovett

  • Ron Liebowitz delivers remarks

    Brandeis University President Ron Liebowitz delivers remarks at Commencement.

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    A warm embrace after four years of growth in and out of the classroom.

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    Carina Ray, associate professor of African and Afro-American Studies, served as the Commencement announcer.

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    The flag of the Class of 2018.

  • Avery Dowd

    Avery Dowd '18 sings the Star-Spangled Banner.

  • smiles

    All smiles on a momentous graduation day.

  • Meyer Koplow

    Meyer Koplow '72, P'02, P'05, reminds the crowd that Brandeis isn't a singular object or a place, but its people.

  • Chava Alberstein

    Legendary Israeli folk singer Chava Alberstein is conferred an honorary degree in arts.

  • friends

    Seated with friends as the Commencement ceremonies unfold.

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    Mary Sue Coleman (second from left), President of the Association of American Universities, is conferred an honorary degree; Also pictured: Provost Lisa Lynch (far left), President Ron Liebowitz (center right), and Biology professor Eve Marder.

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    Following along with the graduation day festivities.

  • Freeman Hrabowski

    Freeman Hrabowski III, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, is conferred an honorary degree.

  • Rudermans and Provost Lynch and President Liebowitz

    From left: Provost Lisa Lynch, Jay Ruderman '88, Shira Ruderman, Monika Mitra, P'21, and Brandeis President Ron Liebowitz.

  • Chava Alberstein

    Honorary degree recipient Chava Alberstein performs a song during Commencement.

  • Freeman A. Hrabowski

    Keynote speaker Freeman A. Hrabowski III addresses the crowd.

  • Class of 2018

    The Class of 2018 celebrates during Commencement.

  • Freeman Hrabowski

    Freeman Hrabowski during his speech.

  • Wil Jones

    Wil Jones '18 gestures to his classmates from the podium.

  • Graduates with the granite sign

    Graduates pose with the granite sign outside the Brandeis main entrance.

  • Elizabeth Mabry

    Sarah Elizabeth Mabry MA'18 gives the graduate student address.

  • Graduates celebrate

    Graduates celebrate during Commencement proceedings.

  • Mark A. Surchin

    Mark A. Surchin, president of the Brandeis University Alumni Association, addresses the crowd.

  • Gosman Sports and Convocation Center

    The crowd empties from Gosman Sports and Convocation Center.