The Last Visit
The senior class makes their last visit to the Grotto, a longstanding Notre Dame tradition.
Celebrants enter the Purcell Pavilion for the commencement mass.
So here’s a tradition of which your humble narrator was unaware. This is the blessing of the Flag which will fly over campus for the rest of the year.
A graduating senior salutes former Notre Dame head coach and ESPN analyst Lou Holtz as he is presented with an honorary degree.
The National Championship head coach becomes a degree holder of the University of Notre Dame.
Commencement in the Stadium
For the second straight year, the Commencement ceremony was held inside Notre Dame Stadium where the seating is plentiful and the weather is always partly cloudy and 65.
University Provost Thomas Burish addresses the graduates.
Graduates celebrate the conferral of their degrees.
ND Faculty at the Commencement Mass
In keeping with ancient tradition, faculty attend Commencement events wearing the academic robes of their degree-granting institution.
Senior Football tailback Robert Hughes is presented with his degree.