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2018 commencement ceremonies across Long Island

Newsday photographers capture the moments of commencement ceremonies across Long Island. 

Hofstra University celebrates the class of 2018 Undergraduate
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Hofstra University celebrates the class of 2018 Undergraduate Ceremony, of the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health Professions and Human Services, at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, on May 20, 2018, in Hempstead.

Hofstra University Honoree: Mike Massimino, former NASA astronaut
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Hofstra University Honoree: Mike Massimino, former NASA astronaut and the first person to tweet from space, addresses the class of 2018 during the Undergraduate Ceremony, of the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health Professions and Human Services, at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, on May 20, 2018, in Hempstead.

Hofstra University celebrates the class of 2018 Undergraduate
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Hofstra University celebrates the class of 2018 Undergraduate Ceremony, of the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health Professions and Human Services, at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, on May 20, 2018, in Hempstead.

Hofstra University celebrates the class of 2018 Undergraduate
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Hofstra University celebrates the class of 2018 Undergraduate Ceremony, of the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health Professions and Human Services, at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, on May 20, 2018, in Hempstead.

NY College of Health Professions commencement ceremony at
Photo Credit: John Roca

NY College of Health Professions commencement ceremony at the Melville Marriott Hotel as student Jennifer Schneider speaks during ceremonies on MAy 20, 2018.

NY College of Health Professions commencement ceremony at
Photo Credit: John Roca

NY College of Health Professions commencement ceremony at the Melville Marriott Hotel as graduating students prepare for ceremonies.  Associates degree in Massage Therapy Molly Peck age 25 of West Babylon smiles before graduating on May 20, 2018.

Caps with messages at SUNY Old Westbury's 52nd
Photo Credit: Marisol Diaz-Gordon

Caps with messages at SUNY Old Westbury's 52nd annual commencement at NYCB Live at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale on May 20.

Paul Nandle of the Bronx get champagne over
Photo Credit: Marisol Diaz-Gordon

Paul Nandle of the Bronx gets champagne poured over him by his cousin Craig Finlay of Inwood after the SUNY Old Westbury's 52nd annual commencement at NYCB Live at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale on May 20.

Psychology majors in line for their B.A. or
Photo Credit: Marisol Diaz-Gordon

Psychology majors in line for their BA or BS at SUNY Old Westbury's 52nd annual commencement at NYCB Live at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale on May 20.

Graduates look on during a commencement ceremony for
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Graduates of the inaugural class of the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies attend their commencement ceremony at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Hempstead on May 18. 

Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III President of SUNY
Photo Credit: Marisol Diaz-Gordon

Dr. Calvin O. Butts III, President of SUNY Old Westbury, at the school's 52nd annual commencement at NYCB Live at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale on May 20.

At left, Christian Velez, R.N., a 28-year-old intensive-care-unit
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Christian Velez, left, 28, an intensive-care-unit nurse from East Meadow, attends the graduation ceremony for the inaugural class of the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Hempstead on May 18. Velez volunteered when Northwell Health assembled an Ebola special response team in 2014 and was among the medical volunteers that the Northwell system sent to Houston after Hurricane Harvey.

Graduates react to their school being reccognized during
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Graduates cheer as their school was being recognized during commencement at Stony Brook University on May 18.

Out come the beachballs at the end of
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Out come the beachballs at the end of the commencement at Stony Brook University on May 18.

Graduates throw their motarboards skyward at the conclusion
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Graduates throw their mortarboards skyward at the conclusion of commencement at Stony Brook University on May 18.

Graduates begin with the selfies before commencement at
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Graduates take selfies before commencement at Stony Brook University on May 18.

A graduate tries to get the attention of
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

A graduate tries to get the attention of her parents in the stands before commencement at Stony Brook University on May 18.

Jennifer Colet, 24, of Valley Stream, waves in
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Jennifer Colet, 24, of Valley Stream, waves in acknowledgement to her mom Rita, while celebrating at LIU Posts' 60th annual commencement, Friday morning, May 11, 2018.

Graduates celebrate after receiving their degrees during the
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Graduates celebrate after receiving their degrees during the LIU Post commencement ceremony, Friday morning, May 11, 2018.

Glenda Ramos, 27, of Huntington, walks across the
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Glenda Ramos, 27, of Huntington, walks across the field to get her degree during the LIU Post commencement ceremony, Friday morning, May 11, 2018.

Graduates cheer while celebrating at LIU Posts' 60th
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Graduates cheer while celebrating at LIU Posts' 60th annual commencement ceremony, Friday morning, May 11, 2018.

Sabrina Bhatti, 21, of Bethpage, celebrates after receiving
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Sabrina Bhatti, 21, of Bethpage, celebrates after receiving her degree during the LIU Post commencement ceremony, Friday morning, May 11, 2018.

Destiny Diggs, 22, of Pennsauken, NJ, cheers with
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Destiny Diggs, 22, of Pennsauken, NJ, cheers with excitement after receiving her degree during the LIU Post commencement ceremony, Friday morning, May 11, 2018.

Graduates celebrate after receiving their degrees during the
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Graduates celebrate after receiving their degrees during the LIU Post commencement ceremony, Friday morning, May 11, 2018.

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