After all the ceremonies of our youth, graduation still manages to hit you right in the heart with solemnity, joy, tingles of progress and new beginnings.

The yard.

Every school carried something into the ceremony (School of government = globe-balls; business school = flags). The Graduate School of Design (architecture & landscape)  took the cake with LEGO plots. {Photo from my friend Birgit.}

Tiered skirt, tiered graduation seating in the GSD building.

One LEGO flower stands tall among the celebratory drinks afterwards.