Top Ten Commencement Edition

2013 Commencement is in the history books. ┬áThe weather was almost perfect (I gotta wear a suit all weekend–I like it a little cooler!) and Cardinal Dolan soaked up the love from the audience and gave it back with a great speech. ┬áCongratulations and best wishes to all the new alums. ┬áHere are our ten favorite images from the weekend.

Matt Cashore

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May 16, 2013; Seniors gather at the Grotto for their last visit before the 2013 Commencement. Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame

May 18, 2013; 2013 Commencement Mass...Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame

May 18, 2013; 2013 Commencement Mass…Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame

May 18, 2013; Entrance procession at the 2013 Commencement Mass...Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame

May 18, 2013; Entrance procession at the 2013 Commencement Mass…Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame

May 19, 2013; 2013 Graduates gather in front of the Hesburgh Library before the 2013 Commencement ceremony in Notre Dame Stadium. Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame

May 19, 2013; 2013 Graduates gather in front of the Hesburgh Library before the 2013 Commencement ceremony in Notre Dame Stadium. Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame

May 19, 2013; Students process into Notre Dame Stadium for the 2013 Commencement...Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame

May 19, 2013; Students process into Notre Dame Stadium for the 2013 Commencement…Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame

May 19, 2013; Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York and Commencement speaker walks to the stage with Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame before the 2013 Commencement ceremony in Notre Dame Stadium. Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame

May 19, 2013; Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York and Commencement speaker walks to the stage with Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame before the 2013 Commencement ceremony in Notre Dame Stadium. Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame

May 19, 2013; Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York and Commencement speaker, reacts after receiving an honorary doctorate degree at the 2013 Commencement ceremony in Notre Dame Stadium...Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame

May 19, 2013; Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York and Commencement speaker, reacts after receiving an honorary doctorate degree at the 2013 Commencement ceremony in Notre Dame Stadium…Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame

May 19, 2013; Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York and Commencement speaker, jokes with the audience as he lifts his cape at the 2013 Commencement ceremony in Notre Dame Stadium. Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame

May 19, 2013; Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York and Commencement speaker, jokes with the audience as he lifts his cape at the 2013 Commencement ceremony in Notre Dame Stadium. Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame

May 19, 2013; Manti Te'o waves to the audience after receiving his diploma at the Arts & Letters diploma ceremony in the Purcell Pavilion. Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame

May 19, 2013; Manti Te’o waves to the audience after receiving his diploma at the Arts & Letters diploma ceremony in the Purcell Pavilion. Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame

May 19, 2013;  Graduates jump and throw their caps in the air after the 2013 Commencement...Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame

May 19, 2013; Graduates jump and throw their caps in the air after the 2013 Commencement…Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame