Commencement didn't just happen in real time; it was lived online, too.
Here are some of our favorite social media posts that went out to honor graduates who received their degrees during the University of Arizona's 152nd Commencement ceremony.
I have an AMAZING support system. I never thought I'd get to this point. 5 years ago I thought I was done with school, done with pushing myself and fine with settling. Luckily, I have been granted a new life, new hope and new opportunities. This means the world to me, and the fact that my baby girl has watched me struggle, study, do homework, juggle life with school and so much more just makes it all the more worth it. This is for you, kid! You deserve the best mom possible and I plan to be that for you. Now let's celebrate! #classof2016 #beardownlife
— U.S. Surgeon General (@Surgeon_General) May 14, 2016
— Pat Johnson MS RD (@FUTP60Arizona) May 13, 2016
— Brian A Seastone (@UAPoliceChief) May 13, 2016
— Bear Down Life (@BearDownLife) May 9, 2016
Check out three of our four graduates at the @AZATHLETICS ceremony yesterday.
— Arizona Basketball (@APlayersProgram) May 13, 2016
Meg, congratulations on graduating last night from the University of Arizona - College of Science! I am so proud of everything you have accomplished and the obstacles you have overcome during the short two years we have known each other. Don't worry, I will make sure to have a kid before I graduate and will definitely be passing down our family traditions in ΤΒΣ. mlitb, Thomas "حالم" Noth #universityofarizona #classof2016 #beardownlife #taubetasigma #alumnistatus
— Kimberly Escarcega (@kim_escarcega) May 14, 2016