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Fall 2019 Graduation Gallery

Photo of students throwing their caps in the air on the UT Dallas campus.
Computer science graduates from The University of Texas at Dallas celebrated during Memories on the Mall after their commencement ceremony. The University was expected to award more than 2,700 degrees, including 1,545 bachelor’s degrees and 1,105 master’s degrees, at fall commencement.
Students adjust their mortarboards.
Eman Shafi (left) and Damanjit Bal fix their caps as they prepare to process into the Activity Center during Tuesday’s commencement ceremonies for the Naveen Jindal School of Management. Both Shafi and Bal received bachelor’s degrees in healthcare management.
Students smile for a photo
From left: Brishty Som, Elizabeth Zhao, Jennifer Ward, Chaitanya Goli and Sabrena El-Haj await the second commencement ceremony for the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science on Wednesday. Som, Zhao and Ward each received a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, while Goli and El-Haj each completed a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.
A student takes a selfie with fellow graduates behind her.
Antoinette Haag (front) takes a selfie with her fellow Comets as they await the procession for Tuesday’s commencement ceremony for the Naveen Jindal School of Management. Haag completed a master’s degree in business analytics.
Photo shows thousands of people filling the Activity Center for a graduation ceremony.
Family, friends and supporters celebrated the achievements of the Class of 2019 in the Activity Center. About 2,750 students were expected to participate in the ceremonies over three days, including more than 460 graduates who earned their degrees during the summer.
A student points to friends in the crowd.
Richard Mudd, who earned a bachelor’s degree in emerging media and communication from the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication, points to friends after leaving the commencement stage.
A graduate smiles after walking across the graduation stage.
Sabur Woldu smiles after earning a bachelor’s degree in international political economy from the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences.
Family members cheer and hold their phones to take pictures of their graduate.
The family of Ivan Gonzales cheer and take photos of him as he walks across the commencement stage. Gonzales earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
A student smiles for a photo.
Berkly Brown is the picture of confidence after earning a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the Naveen Jindal School of Management.
A student grabs the tassel on his cap to move it to the other side.
Kevin Tran moves his tassel from one side of his mortarboard to the other, signifying his new status as a UT Dallas graduate. Tran earned a master’s degree in bioinformatics and computational biology from the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
UT Dallas President Richard C. Benson waves to graduates.
UT Dallas President Richard C. Benson waves to graduates as he leads the recessional at the end of one of the fall commencement ceremonies. In his address, Benson spoke about the University’s history, his predecessors and the achievements of the newest class of graduates.
A graduate shows her orange and green fingernails.
When it comes to showing Comet spirit, Zana Warren nailed it — from the orange flowers on her cap to a UTD class ring to her colorful manicure. Warren returned to campus to celebrate after earning her bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science in the summer.
A student sticks his tongue out and cheers to celebrate graduating.
Harrison Holzer, who completed a bachelor’s degree in accounting, plans to join the U.S. Air Force’s accounting sector. Holzer graduated from the Naveen Jindal School of Management, along with more than 1,100 other students during three commencement ceremonies on Tuesday.
A graduate and young child hold a diploma holder.
Pancham Mamania’s 6-year-old niece, Siya, gave him his diploma case after the commencement ceremony for the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. Mamania, who came from Mumbai, India, to study computer science at UT Dallas, earned his master’s degree in August and returned to participate in commencement. After celebrating in Dallas, he plans to return to his new home of Seattle, where he works for Amazon.
Students have their arms around each other as they smile and pose for a photo.
Aya Amous and her friend Gina Chabayta pose next to one of the Spirit Rocks after Amous’ commencement ceremony. Amous earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and child learning and development from the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at UT Dallas. Her next step: graduate school.
A graduate kisses his wife's cheek.
Clayton Fitchett celebrates outside the Naveen Jindal School of Management by giving his wife, Kelly, a kiss on the cheek. Fitchett earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting, graduating cum laude, after seven years of taking classes while also working full time at La Madeleine, where he is director of operations services. “I couldn’t have done it without my wife’s support,” he said.