Campus offers picture-perfect spots for grads

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Campus offers picture-perfect spots for grads

Herbie Husker celebrates graduation on the green space south of Mueller Tower.
Craig Chandler | University Communication
Herbie Husker celebrates graduation on the green space south of Mueller Tower. The university offers a variety of iconic spaces to help graduates snap photos celebrating their accomplishment.

It’s degree season at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln! As our community readies for finals week and commencement celebrations, soon-to-be alumni are urged to step out onto campus and take a few photos, forever capturing images of their educational success.

To help Husker graduates celebrate their accomplishments — and possibly share their success on Instagram — here’s a guide to the most eye-catching spots on City and East campuses.

The Columns

The Columns outside of Memorial Stadium are a campus tradition. Rumor has it that they’ll crumble if anyone graduates without being kissed. While we’re not sure that’s true, one thing we do know for certain is that it’s a great spot for pictures.

Photos (from left) by pixelated.kie, whatsyourhurrymurray and carter_bohaboj.

Love Library South

Love Library gives a gorgeous backdrop for any photo. Its wide-open green space and gorgeous garden provides plenty of photo opportunities.

Photos (from left) by misskindinkindergarten, alhajjima and megnnta.

Love Library North

Easy and breezy — the trees behind Love Library North bloom every spring and create a beautiful springtime backdrop. What more can we say… we love taking photos by Love!

Photos (from left) by Jwarev, sasha.smoot and shaun3010.

Your academic hall

Show your Husker home off! We adore when students return to their favorite academic halls to snap their graduation pics.

Photos (from left) by cceline_mmarie, abbydphotograph and cwiley906.

Memorial Stadium

This one is just a no-brainer. Commencement is all about school spirit — and that’s what Memorial Stadium is all about.

Photos (from left) by austin_rogers97, edwinw0308 and coltonlyons5.

East Campus Loop

The entrance to the East Campus Loop is a stellar location for your grad pics. It’s got everything you need for an classic commencement photo, including the Nebraska “N,” academic buildings and plenty of room to throw your cap.

Photos (from left) by storytellerkaty, almacerretta and lexiilove97.

Nebraska Union

The Nebraska Union almost offers as many amazing photo spots as it does delicious dining spots. We recommend taking your grad pic in front of the south entrance, the columns on the north side or inside on the winding staircase.

Photos (from left) by jwharton98, juelzzsantanna and fatima__alhaidari.

Home to your campus memories

Is there a certain spot on campus that tugs at your heartstrings? Commemorate it in your commencement photo! We’ve seen students snap photos by the places that made them fall in love with fitness, the campus paths where they walked their pups, or the sorority houses where they studied with their Greek sisters.

Photos (from left) by onetoughteacher, jcbcreative and allyssahynesphoto.

That B1G, iconic “N”

Show your Husker pride by posing in front of the Wick Alumni Center’s “Value of N” statue.

Now that you have the scoop on the best photo spots on campus, the rest is up to our graduates! Go grab a friend (or a photographer), don’t forget your gown and/or regalia, and get out there capture a few more memories to savor as you venture forth into new careers and opportunities. Oh, and don’t forget to say cheese!

Photos (from left) by lurxce, unltlte and paige_heitkamp.

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