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Itโ€™s the most wonderful time of the year! Itโ€™s the time when thousands of hours of tears, sweat and brain power is celebrated with a degree of achievement. So here’s a look back on the sights and scenes of the University of Utah’s 148th graduation occasion, where a school-record 8,566 students earned 9,118 diplomas. (To view graduation photos taken by University Marketing and Communications, click here.)

The Class of 2017

We did it! Thanks to Kathy & Karen for making giant heads for us #EcclesGrad #FirstGeneration

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We're screaming because WE DID IT!! #graduation #MEd #blackandhooded

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This guy finally graduated after a year of hard work! Proud of you! #masterofaccounting #UofU

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Congrats to the Department of Theatre class of 2017! #UofU #UGrads #FineArtsGraduates ๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽญ

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BFA in Ballet โœ…

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The Commencement Caps

If I were a brand of gum, I'd be EXTRA ๐ŸŽ“ #utahgrad17

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Graduation cap is ready! Now my family can see me in the crowd! ๐Ÿ˜Š #9days18hours45minleft #BSW2017 #UtahGrad17

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More grad photos. @carousallie has the cutest grad cap!

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Graduation is a week away! #graduation #uofu #doctorwho #whovian

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Congratulations Anastasia we are so proud of you!!!#graduation #2017 #teachersofinstagram

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Convocations Across Campus

Dean Raymond Tymas-Jones addressing the graduating class of 2017โœจ๐ŸŽ“โœจ

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Pure elation๐ŸŽ“๐ŸŽ“๐ŸŽ“ Congratulations graduates! @universityofutah #classof2017 #graduation #SLC

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For an even more comprehensive look at this year’s commencement, check out our Storify coverage of the festivities.