Commencement

A graduate celebrating at Temple’s Commencement
Temple graduates largest class in history
Type: News Story
More than 10,000 students hailing from as near as a block from Main Campus and as far as Indonesia earned degrees in the Class of 2018.
May 10, 2018
Hooter posing with 6-year-old Gabrielle Labolito.
From kid on campus to Commencement speaker
Type: News Story
Longtime university photographer Joseph V. Labolito’s daughter Gabrielle Labolito, STHM ’13, is graduating with her master’s degree from the College of Education.
May 8, 2018
Jamal Parker standing near the Bell Tower.
A spoken word send-off to the Class of 2018
Type: News Story
Senior Jamal Parker performs an original poem dedicated to the graduating class.
May 7, 2018
Arooj Khan
Arooj Khan, Class of 2018: ‘There’s no limit’
Type: News Story
Arooj Khan founded the Pakistani Students Association at Temple and helped to develop innovative medical devices as an undergraduate.
May 7, 2018
The Philadelphia skyline at night.
A bright way to congratulate the Class of 2018
Type: News Story
The Philadelphia skyline will show its Temple pride to honor our graduates.
May 3, 2018
Justin Grothmann
First student to sign a Fly in 4 agreement prepares to graduate
Type: News Story
Justin Grothmann, Class of 2018, plans to continue his education in the Master of Accountancy program at the Fox School of Business.
May 1, 2018
Jamaica and Jay Manning
For these Temple students, Commencement is a family affair
Type: News Story
Father and daughter Jamaica and Jay Manning will walk together at this year’s Commencement, both earning their bachelor’s degrees.
May 1, 2018
A graduation cap decorated to show the Temple "T."
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker among this year’s honorary degree recipients
Type: News Story
Booker will address the graduates of the Class of 2018, while two local leaders will also receive honorary degrees.
April 18, 2018
Ben Thomas in his home studio in Northwest Philadelphia
After graduation, this music entrepreneur won’t skip a beat
Type: News Story
Senior entrepreneurship major Ben Thomas will continue his career in audio engineering in Philadelphia after Commencement.
April 17, 2018
Samuel Nebyu playing the violin.
Next stop: Master’s in violin performance at Boyer
Type: News Story
After four years of callused fingers and international awards, one senior is ready to push himself even further at Boyer.
May 10, 2017
Musu Davis holding and eyeing the cherry graduation gown
Decades apart, two Owls share aspirations—and a gown
Type: News Story
The regalia worn by alumna Kathleen Kies more at Commencement more than 40 years ago will be worn by another Owl Thursday.
May 10, 2017
Hope Watson holding a sign that says "Next stop: University of Cambridge".
Next stop: University of Cambridge
Type: News Story
Senior Hope Watson will continue her education to earn a master’s degree in epidemiology after graduation.
May 4, 2017
‘Soar Time’: Behind the scenes
Type: News Story
Find out more about how Assistant Professor Aaron Smith’s graduation hip-hop video came to life.
May 4, 2017
Nahla Ward standing and smiling on Temple's campus
For this Temple senior, the next step is a leap
Type: News Story
Ward has an impressive resume that has given her confidence to pursue work in entertainment.
May 3, 2017
Lei Zhao holding a sign for her next stop, Starfish Kitchen.
Next stop: Connecting China and the U.S. through consulting—and cooking
Type: News Story
Lei Zhao's consulting company landed a six-figure investment, and her cooking show has developed a strong following.
May 2, 2017
Maggie Andresen holding a sign that says "Next stop: Rwanda".
Next stop: Rwanda
Type: News Story
Watch the video to learn more about the powerful reporting senior Maggie Andresen has done locally and abroad during her time as a Temple student.
May 3, 2017
Christopher Persaud standing in front of flowering trees smiling with his arms crossed.
Lavender Graduation ceremony honors LGBTQIA Owls
Type: News Story
Senior Christopher Persaud found that at Temple his interests in gender and sexuality could be explored in an academic arena.
May 2, 2017
Eli LaBan holding up a sign that says "Fellowship in Nicaragua."
Next stop: Fellowship in Nicaragua
Type: News Story
Eli LaBan is headed to a fellowship in Nicaragua, where he’ll continue a project he started in 2016 to preserve endangered languages.
May 2, 2017
Courtney Banks holding a sign that says "Next stop: Santa Fe Opera."
Next stop: Santa Fe Opera
Type: News Story
One graduating theater major reminds students to not forget to have fun.
May 1, 2017
Tammy Barlet holding a sign that says "Next stop: Student Veterans of America."
Next stop: Student Veterans of America
Type: News Story
Public health major Tammy Barlet knows that with hard work you can achieve even the most challenging goals.
May 1, 2017
Andy Lee holding a sign that says "Next stop: postdoc at Harvard School of Dental Medicine."
Next stop: Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Type: News Story
During his time at Temple, a graduating student from the Kornberg School of Dentistry learned the value of giving.
May 1, 2017
Next stop: Stanford University
Type: News Story
Jones has some advice for Temple science students: "reject complacency."
May 1, 2017
Students wearing caps and gowns
Former Eagles Coach Dick Vermeil and public service champion Estelle Richman to receive honorary degrees
Type: News Story
Vermeil and former secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Estelle Richman will receive honorary degrees.
April 10, 2017
Members of Temple's Class of 2016 wearing Commencement caps and gowns.
Temple celebrates its 129th Commencement
Type: News Story
The Class of 2016 reflected on the power of hard work, partnerships and perseverance.
May 6, 2016
Football player Tyler Matakevich being interviewed by sports network ESPN.
Next stop: Pittsburgh Steelers
Type: News Story
The American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year earned a spot in the National Football League.
May 5, 2016

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