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The many faces of graduation

Experience the moments and stories of CMU’s May 2018 commencement weekend

Contact: ​Jeff Johnston


Time moves ever onward, and Central Michigan University's May 2018 commencement ceremonies will live on in treasured memories.

But while they're fresh in mind, have a look around at the sights you may have missed from the weekend's five graduation celebrations and the moments and stories around them. 

Once again, congratulations, graduates!

Doctoral ceremony (photo gallery)


190 students celebrated the completion of their doctoral degrees May 4. Doctorates awarded included audiology, education, health administration and philosophy.

Saturday ceremonies (photo gallery)


More than 2,000 students received their undergraduate degrees May 5, alongside more than 700 students receiving their master's degrees.

College of Medicine ceremony (photo gallery)


May 6 marked a new beginning for the second-ever medical class to graduate from CMU.

On a military mission (story)


Lastly, it's a safe bet Roxanne Bruhn traveled the farthest to attend commencement: The retired U.S. Air Force veteran flew from Oahu, Hawaii, to receive her master's degree. She joined hundreds of May graduates with military affiliations.

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