May commencement: By the numbers

May commencement: By the numbers

More than 3,100 degrees will be awarded May 5 and 6 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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The graduate and professional degrees ceremony is 3 p.m. May 5 at Pinnacle Bank Arena; the undergraduate ceremony is 9:30 a.m. May 6 at PBA; and the College of Law ceremony is 3 p.m. May 6 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

From Tekamah to Teipei, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's May 2017 graduating class hails from across the globe and is from all walks of life. Here's a look at the May 5 and 6 commencement ceremonies by the numbers.

Degrees to be awarded: 3,100-plus

Nebraska cities/villages represented: 250-plus

U.S. states represented: 42

Countries represented: 52

Colleges/units included in commencement: 11

Ceremonies: 3. The graduate and professional degrees ceremony is 3 p.m. May 5 at Pinnacle Bank Arena; the undergraduate ceremony is 9:30 a.m. May 6 at PBA; and the College of Law ceremony is 3 p.m. May 6 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Approximate miles between Lincoln and Hyderabad, India (hometown of two graduates): 8,412

Graduates with the middle name Ann or Anne: 116

Graduates with the middle name James: 73

Graduates from Lincoln and Omaha: 1,400

People from Clarks who will earn degrees: 2, including Twitter co-founder and commencement speaker Ev Williams, who will receive an honorary doctorate. The other is Emily Kuhn, who is earning a bachelor of arts degree.

Graduates earning a degree with Bachelor of Science in the name: 1,700-plus

Graduates earning a Doctor of Juridicial Sciences: 1

Other places like Nebraska: 0

-- Sean Hagewood, University Communication