Marketing major Vanessa Salomon and communication major Holly Sias celebrate their impending graduation by jumping for joy with gold glitter. Photo by Shane Epping.
During spring commencement exercises May 13-15, the University of Missouri awarded 6,229 degrees to 5,606 students, including 4,630 bachelor’s degrees, 949 master’s degrees, 321 doctorates, 113 law degrees, 108 veterinary medicine degrees, 86 medicine degrees and 22 education specialist degrees. University officials also presented an honorary degree to MU law alumnus, chocolate-maker and philanthropist Shawn Askinosie.
David Wallace (center) and classmates listen to a speaker at the College of Arts & Science ceremony. Photo by Shane Epping.
Taylor Gross, a 2016 textile and apparel management graduate from Sycamore, Illinois, sprays sparkling grape juice from the base of the Columns. Photo by Nicholas Benner
Former student body president Payton Head holds his degree above his head on the stage at Mizzou Arena. Photo by Shane Epping.
Laurel Marshalek, DVM, hugs Tim after the College of Veterinary Medicine graduation ceremony Friday. The CVM Mule Club drives Tim and Terry to Reynolds Alumni Center for photos with the recent graduates. Photo by Karen Clifford.
Students stand and applaud for one another at the end of commencement ceremonies. Photo by Shane Epping.
Mizzou grad Cynthia Chapman, hugs her sister Sarah Florey as her sister Tiffany Chapman takes a picture following the MU School of Medicine's commencement ceremony. Photo by Nicholas Benner.
Members of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity embrace one another while swaying and singing "Old Missouri." Photo by Shane Epping.
E pluribus unum, Latin for "Out of many, one" is a phrase on the Seal of the United States and this graduate's mortarboard. Photo by Shane Epping.
School of Health Professions graduates entertain themselves by taking a group selfie before the start of the school's commencement ceremony Sunday. From left: Catherine Bean, Melissa Zemke, Alysia Carey, Carrie Schuebel, Kelsey Kramper and Rachel Lazenby. Photo by Rob Hill.
Members of MU School of Medicine Class of 2016 join in song during their commencement ceremony in Jesse Auditorium. Photo by Justin Kelley.
Commencement speaker Major Garrett, BA BJ '84, messes up his hair as part of his speech to graduates. Photo by Shane Epping.
2016 graduates take photographs on Francis Quadrangle. Photo by Justin Kelley.
Many graduates wore a smile before walking on the stage and receiving their degrees. Photo by Shane Epping.
A dogged pursuit of obtaining a college degree led more than a thousand students to graduate from the School of Art & Sciences. Photo by Shane Epping.
Students attend commencement ceremonies for the College of Arts & Sciences at Mizzou Arena on Saturday night. Photo by Shane Epping.
A friend of Truman's sits in the front row during commencement ceremonies. Photo by Shane Epping.
DeShuanya Ware expresses pride during the 2016 commencement ceremony. Photo by Shane Epping.
Communication major Mackenzie Hynes wears a bit of extra black and gold in the form of parking tickets. Photo by Shane Epping.
Students, faculty and families attend commencement ceremonies for the College of Arts & Sciences at Mizzou Arena on Saturday night. Photo by Shane Epping.
Graduates of the class of 2016 congregate on Francis Quadrangle. Photo by Nicholas Benner.
The MU School of Medicine Class of 2016 congregates in Jesse Hall before their commencement ceremony. Photo by Justin Kelley.
Mizzou graduates keep the peace during commencement ceremonies. Photo by Shane Epping.
Afternoon sunlight spills into Mizzou Areana Sunday afternoon during one of the last commencement ceremonies of Mizzou's graduation weekend. Photo by Rob Hill.
Beetle Bailey is ready for commencement. Photo by Nicholas Benner.
More than 1,400 Mizzou seniors graduated with academic distinction during the Honors Convocations Saturday morning at Mizzou Arena. Photo by Rob Hill.
A message to parents decorates the top of a mortar board during Honors Convocation Saturday at Mizzou Arena. Photo by Rob Hill.
Alicia Finger receives her hood from Associate Dean Linda Berent, DVM, and Clinical Instructor Meghan Harmon, DVM. Photo by Karen Clifford.
Jessica Smith shares her enthusiasm upon receiving a degree from the College of Arts & Science. Photo by Shane Epping.
University of Missouri graduation ceremonies are marked with a cap and gown message during Honors Convocation Saturday. Photo by Rob Hill.