Capping off commencement

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Capping off commencement

Photo of the Week
Collage of adorned graduation caps
Craig Chandler | University Communication and Marketing

The newest graduates of Dear Old Nebraska U transformed mortarboard to canvas, adorning the traditional graduation cap with personal (and academic) touches that ranged from bejeweled apples, mini ecosystems and dog photos to world maps, vinyl records and inspirational credos.

More than 3,600 Huskers — a record number — earned a degree this May. Presiding over his last commencement ceremony, Chancellor Ronnie Green urged graduates to follow the words of late Nebraska punter Sam Foltz: Dream big, work hard, stay humble.

Social media photos of the week

  • Memorial Stadium from commencement stage
    Tiffany Heng-Moss, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, shared a photo of commencement from the stage. “You are the dreamers, doers, and change-makers who will shape a better place for future generations,” she wrote. Learn more at
  • Mackenzie Cook
    Mackenzie Cook, a native of Austin, Texas, celebrates graduating with her bachelor’s degree in advertising and public relations. Learn more at
  • Eze Asuoha
    Eze Asuoha, a graduate in finance, shows off his game and his fit while posing at the Coliseum. Learn more at
  • Graduating members of Nebraska ROTC
    Seven graduates from the College of Human Sciences — and members of the Nebraska ROTC — received military commissions with the U.S. Army, Air Force and Navy last weekend. Learn more at
  • Sam Ho
    Sam Ho, a first-generation student from Hội An, Vietnam, who graduated with his bachelor’s in biological sciences, went full acrobat for his commencement photos. Learn more at
  • Group photo of the Scarlets
    After years of dancing together as members of the Scarlets, the longtime teammates and graduating seniors shared a series of group photos taken just outside Memorial Stadium. Learn more at

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