The members of the Class of 2023 arrived at UConn as part of a diverse and academically accomplished cohort, determined to make their mark on the state’s flagship public university.
They did that and more, navigating the challenges of an unprecedented global pandemic while setting new standards in sustainability, entrepreneurship, activism, and student scholarship. And, on their way to their next adventure, they got to celebrate the first NCAA men’s basketball national championship in nearly a decade.
This weekend, students in full regalia gathered with their classmates and processed together to Gampel Pavilion and the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts to hear their names called as they join the great community of graduates stretching all the way back to 1883. Thousands of people – from Connecticut, from New England, from the nation, from the world – joined together to celebrate our next generations of UConn Alumni.
Here are some special moments from those ceremonies, captured by UConn photographers Sydney Herdle, Sean Flynn, and Peter Morenus.