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Fall 2021 Commencement

Congratulations Fall 2021 graduates! We celebrated EKU’s fall class of 2021 with commencement ceremonies in Alumni Coliseum on Friday, December 3, and Saturday, December 4. Family and friends joined in honoring more than 1,200 graduates. Among the top-awarded degrees were criminal justice; psychology; nursing; safety, security and emergency management; and occupational safety. We heard inspiring speeches from featured students, and each graduate got their hard-earned opportunity to cross the graduation stage and get a photo with EKU President Dr. David McFaddin.

Welcome to a family of Eternal Colonels, and best of luck in your future endeavors! Enjoy these proud moments from the fall graduation ceremonies, captured by Staff Photographer Carsen Bryant.

Graduating student in cap and gown

A graduate in cap and gown poses with two students

Graduate and family embrace

Graduate poses for photo with family

A graduate student wears a firefighter hat during commencement

President McFaddin delivers speech at commencement

Students smiling in the process of moving cap tassels from one side to other

Graduating student receives diploma

EKU President Dr. David T. McFaddin poses for a photo with a graduate

EKU President McFaddin poses for a photo with a graduate

A person wearing cap and gown waves to the photographer

EKU President Dr. David T. McFaddin and faculty are escorted

Rows of graduates standing before taking their seats

A group of seated graduates take a selfie

EKU President McFaddin and a graduating student pose for a photographer

A student receiving diploma walks across stage

A graduating student smiles at the commencement audience while standing

Standing graduates look to the commencement stage

A STEM graduate poses with family for a photo

A graduate with raised arms celebrates diploma

A STEM graduate poses with diploma before walking across commencement stage

President McFaddin poses with STEM graduate holding diploma

Students stand for recognition during commencement

A procession of graduating students enter the commencement ceremony

A graduate holding diploma

Students standing during commencement