The class of 2024 is ready to take their place as the newest alumni of Our Lady's University.

These women and men have worked to acquire the knowledge needed to be a force for good in the world. This page details the celebration and reflection of #ND2024, from the preparations made for this momentous occasion, to the stories of those participating in the ceremonies, to the sights and sounds of the ceremony itself.

Students posing with loved ones after commencement ceremonies.

Commencement Recap

Relive the sights, sounds and memorable moments of the University's 179th commencement ceremony, May 19, 2024.

Sights of #ND2024

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School of Architecture graduates celebrate at the close of the 2024 Commencement ceremony in Notre Dame Stadium. Graduates toss their caps at the close of the 2024 Commencement ceremony in Notre Dame Stadium. Graduates pose for photos on Main Quad after the 2024 Commencement Ceremony. A high view of 2024 Commencement Ceremony in Notre Dame Stadium A graduate walks through the stadium tunnel with the library in the background. Grad school graduate smiles after the commencement ceremony. A graduate watches the commencement ceremony wearing reflective sunglasses. A graduate takes a selfie wearing commencement attire. A graduate smiles after commencement ceremony. Faculty and graduates process from Walsh Family Hall of Architecture for the Diploma Ceremony on Irish Green. Commencement mass ceremony. College of Engineering graduate Mary Kate McGuirk celebrates as she enters Notre Dame Stadium for the 2024 Commencement ceremony.

The band 'The High Kings' perform during the Notre Dame commencement ceremony.

The High Kings perform for #ND2024

Irish folk group The High Kings concluded the 179th Commencement exercises with a set that included their song "Glorio," written for Notre Dame. The group finished by leading graduates in the singing of the Alma Mater.

Last Visit to the Grotto

On May 16th, seniors made their last visit to the Grotto together as a class. The event marks the end of Senior Week and the beginning of Commencement Weekend.

A crowd of graduating seniors gather around the grotto as Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. leads the prayer service at the Senior Last Visit to the Grotto during Senior Week 2023.

Graduates process from the Stadium entrance towards the Word of Life mural on the Hesburgh Library.

Notre Dame to confer 3,343 degrees

The University of Notre Dame will confer 3,343 degrees Saturday and Sunday (May 18 and 19) during Commencement Weekend activities.

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Prepare for the Ceremonies

Portrait of Rev. John I. Jenkins standing at a podium.

Commencement Speaker

University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.

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Valedictorian & Salutatorian

Isabela Tasende & Shaker Erbini


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Laetare Medalist

Claire Babineaux-Fontenot

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