June 2 was a day of journeys completed and new ones launched as the University presented degrees to 1,874 undergraduates and graduate students. Photos by Ricardo Barros

From left, Elizabet Sucuyan ’09, Mirela Hristova ’09, Zach Okhah ’09, and Grant Bermann ’09.
From left, Elizabet Sucuyan ’09, Mirela Hristova ’09, Zach Okhah ’09, and Grant Bermann ’09.
Ph.D. recipients Chris Olivola *09, psychology; Agatha Lenartowicz *08, psychology; and Stephanie Wei Wang *08, economics.
Ph.D. recipients Chris Olivola *09, psychology; Agatha Lenartowicz *08, psychology; and Stephanie Wei Wang *08, economics.
2A. Amy Margaret Liang ’09, left, with Sarah Dajani ’09 and Amanda Word ’09.
2A. Amy Margaret Liang ’09, left, with Sarah Dajani ’09 and Amanda Word ’09.
Bill Trudell ’09
Bill Trudell ’09
Milton P. Wilkins ’09, with an umbrella at the ready. Skies cleared for Commencement after showers earlier in the morning.
Milton P. Wilkins ’09, with an umbrella at the ready. Skies cleared for Commencement after showers earlier in the morning.
Dan Korn ’09 and Jackie Bello ’09.
Dan Korn ’09 and Jackie Bello ’09.
Receiving their master’s degree in public affairs were Andrew Eil *09 and Caitlin Fennessy *09.
Receiving their master’s degree in public affairs were Andrew Eil *09 and Caitlin Fennessy *09.
Master’s in finance degree recipients were, from left, Hui Fang Lee *09, Sze Ing (Celine) Tan *09, Jean Boyer *09, Christian Stassen *09, and Faisal Ahmed *09.
Master’s in finance degree recipients were, from left, Hui Fang Lee *09, Sze Ing (Celine) Tan *09, Jean Boyer *09, Christian Stassen *09, and Faisal Ahmed *09.
George Lan ’09 with the standard of Mathey College.
George Lan ’09 with the standard of Mathey College.
The procession begins onto the front campus.
The procession begins onto the front campus.
 Lillian Pierce ’02 *09, who received her Ph.D. in mathematics, with her 2-month-old son, Stirling Overath-Pierce.
Lillian Pierce ’02 *09, who received her Ph.D. in mathematics, with her 2-month-old son, Stirling Overath-Pierce.
Students carry the banners of the residential colleges during the procession.
Students carry the banners of the residential colleges during the procession.
Undergraduates file into their seats near the end of the procession.
Undergraduates file into their seats near the end of the procession.
President Tilghman makes her way to the stage in front of Nassau Hall.
President Tilghman makes her way to the stage in front of Nassau Hall.
A view of administrators, faculty, trustees, and award winners in front of Nassau Hall.
A view of administrators, faculty, trustees, and award winners in front of Nassau Hall.
Stephen Hammer ’09 delivers the salutatorian address.
Stephen Hammer ’09 delivers the salutatorian address.
Kathryn Boateng *09, who received her master’s degree in public affairs.
Kathryn Boateng *09, who received her master’s degree in public affairs.
Valedictorian Holger Staude ’09 speaks to the gathering.
Valedictorian Holger Staude ’09 speaks to the gathering.
Actress Meryl Streep, one of five honorary degree recipients.
Actress Meryl Streep, one of five honorary degree recipients.
After the ceremony, students receive their diplomas.
After the ceremony, students receive their diplomas.
 Johanna Lopez ’09 and her mother pose for a photo.
Johanna Lopez ’09 and her mother pose for a photo.
In front of West College is the proud mom of Jaryn Horner *09.
In front of West College is the proud mom of Jaryn Horner *09.
Sam Zetumer ’09 and his family share excitement after the ceremony.
Sam Zetumer ’09 and his family share excitement after the ceremony.
Katherine Welbeck ’09 receives her diploma.
Katherine Welbeck ’09 receives her diploma.
Professor William Bialeck with his daughter, Fannie ’09, and his wife, Charlotte.
Professor William Bialeck with his daughter, Fannie ’09, and his wife, Charlotte.