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Johns Hopkins Commencement
Thursday, May 22, 2008

Commencement and Undergraduate Diploma Ceremony

For more than 6,000 Johns Hopkins University students, years of hard work, good times, intellectual intensity and personal growth reached their culmination in Commencement 2008.

The academic exercises ending the university's 132nd year were held on Thursday, May 22, at Homewood Field.

At that ceremony, President William R. Brody — presiding over his final commencement after 12 years as president — conferred bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees and certificates on graduates from all nine of the university's schools.

The schools also held diploma award ceremonies or other convocations to further recognize the achievements of their own graduates.

On these pages, you can find a short video with commencement memories, the text of a number of the commencement speeches from the various ceremonies, webcasts of some of the ceremonies, information on ordering photos and video, and other information.

Congratulations to our graduates and their families!

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Simone Chen speaking at 2005 Commencement
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