Young adults are making that leap from students to graduates as they receive their diplomas from colleges and universities across Long Island. Click here to submit your own graduation photos to our gallery.
George Campbell, president emeritus of The Cooper Union
George Campbell, president emeritus of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, delivers the commencement address at Webb Institute. (June 22, 2013) (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)
Kierstin Del Valle, 22, of Belchertown Mass., is
Kierstin Del Valle, 22, of Belchertown Mass., is planning to move to Virginia and work for Cruise Lines International Association. (June 22, 2013) (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)
Naval architecture and marine engineering degrees were awarded
Naval architecture and marine engineering degrees were awarded to 16 graduates. (June 22, 2013) (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

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Gerardo Nixon, 23, of El Salvador, graduated with
Gerardo Nixon, 23, of El Salvador, graduated with a degree in naval architecture and marine engineering from Webb Institute. (June 22, 2013) (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)
Naval architecture and marine engineering degrees were awarded
Naval architecture and marine engineering degrees were awarded to 16 graduates from Webb Institute in Glen Cove at the commencement ceremony. (June 22, 2013) (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)
Student speaker Carol Faulkner speaks during SUNY Empire
Student speaker Carol Faulkner speaks during SUNY Empire State College Long Island Center's 2013 commencement ceremony, held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Students wait on line to be called across
Students wait on line to be called across the stage during SUNY Empire State College Long Island Center's 2013 commencement ceremony, held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
A student is congratulated on stage during SUNY
A student is congratulated on stage during SUNY Empire State College Long Island Center's 2013 commencement ceremony, held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)

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Casey Wall, of Miller Place, kisses his 9-month-old
Casey Wall, of Miller Place, kisses his 9-month-old daughter Makenzie after walking across the stage during SUNY Empire State College Long Island Center's 2013 commencement ceremony, held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Chris and Kathleen Weisberger, of North Babylon, cheer
Chris and Kathleen Weisberger, of North Babylon, cheer for a family member on stage during SUNY Empire State College Long Island Center's 2013 commencement ceremony, held at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. (June 15, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Shawndesha Johnson, 22, of NYC, right, hugs another
Shawndesha Johnson, 22, of NYC, right, hugs another graduate before Five Town's College's commencement ceremony. (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
Graduating students enter the Eugene Orloff Auditorium, where
Graduating students enter the Eugene Orloff Auditorium, where they will receive their degrees. (May 25, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
The Star Spangled Banner was performed by the
The Star Spangled Banner was performed by the Good Old Days Quartet at the commencement ceremony for Five Towns College. (May 25, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)

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Valedictorian Alex Dengler is an Iraq war veteran
Valedictorian Alex Dengler is an Iraq war veteran and has overcome cancer contracted while serving, which resulted in two major surgeries. (May 25, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
John Machado was conferred with an excellence in
John Machado was conferred with an excellence in teaching award during the commencement ceremony at Five Towns College, and gave his thanks through song. (May 25, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
Friends and family members pose for photos after
Friends and family members pose for photos after the Stony Brook University graduation held on the field of LaValle Stadium. (May 24, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Graduate Omar Rodriguez and Coral Hernandez of Centereach
Graduate Omar Rodriguez and Coral Hernandez of Centereach embrace at the end of the Stony Brook University graduation held on the field of LaValle Stadium. (May 24, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Graduating students walk onto the field during the
Graduating students walk onto the field during the Stony Brook University graduation held at LaValle Stadium. (May 24, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Sen. Charles Schumer speaks during the Stony Brook
Sen. Charles Schumer speaks during the Stony Brook University graduation held on the field of LaValle Stadium. (May 24, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Students cheer during the Stony Brook University graduation
Students cheer during the Stony Brook University graduation held on the field of LaValle Stadium. (May 24, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Arielle Dugue of Rockville Centre was awarded an
Arielle Dugue of Rockville Centre was awarded an associate of fine arts degree during the Nassau Community College commencement. (May 22, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Graduating students walk during the Nassau Community College
Graduating students walk during the Nassau Community College commencement ceremony. (May 22, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Phillip Elliot, Nassau County deputy executive of minority
Phillip Elliot, Nassau County deputy executive of minority affairs, speaks during the Nassau Community College commencement ceremony. (May 22, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Students celebrate their graduation during the Nassau Community
Students celebrate their graduation during the Nassau Community College commencement ceremony. (May 22, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Graduating students Tammie Downing and Karen Cavanagh embrace
Graduating students Tammie Downing and Karen Cavanagh embrace each other during the Nassau Community College commencement ceremony. (May 22, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Michael Lieberman, of Bethpage, at the 2013 Molloy
Michael Lieberman, of Bethpage, at the 2013 Molloy College commencement ceremonies held at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (May 20, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Graduating students stand during the invocation at the
Graduating students stand during the invocation at the 2013 Molloy College commencement ceremonies held at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (May 20, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
President of Molloy College Drew Bogner, Ph.D. speaks
President of Molloy College Drew Bogner, Ph.D. speaks at the 2013 Molloy College commencement ceremonies held at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (May 20, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
A graduating student receives her diploma from the
A graduating student receives her diploma from the President of Molloy College, Drew Bogner, Ph.D., at the 2013 Molloy College commencement ceremonies held at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (May 20, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Valedictorian Matthew Leeb, of Locust Valley, shakes the
Valedictorian Matthew Leeb, of Locust Valley, shakes the hand of President of Molloy College Drew Bogner, Ph.D. at the 2013 Molloy College commencement ceremonies held at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (May 20, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Rain didn't dampen the spirits of graduates under
Rain didn't dampen the spirits of graduates under the big tent at the NYIT commencement in Old Westbury. (May 19, 2013) (Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)
Fox 5 News anchor Ernie Anastos receives the
Fox 5 News anchor Ernie Anastos receives the honorary degree of doctor of humane letters at the NYIT commencement in Old Westbury. (May 19, 2013) (Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)
Rain didn't dampen the spirits of graduates under
Rain didn't dampen the spirits of graduates under the big tent at the NYIT commencement in Old Westbury. (May 19, 2013) (Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)
Student Thulani Ngazimbi talks to fellow graduates at
Student Thulani Ngazimbi talks to fellow graduates at the NYIT commencement in Old Westbury. (May 19, 2013) (Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)
Members of the SUNY Old Westbury graduating Class
Members of the SUNY Old Westbury graduating Class of 2013 celebrate during their commencement ceremonies. (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)
SUNY Old Westbury graduates applaud during the 2013
SUNY Old Westbury graduates applaud during the 2013 commencement ceremonies. (May 19, 2013) (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)
A SUNY Old Westbury graduating student wears the
A SUNY Old Westbury graduating student wears the appreciation she feels for her mom on her head. (May 19, 2013) (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)
A graduating student cheers in the crowd during
A graduating student cheers in the crowd during the Farmingdale State College commencement held on the sports field on the campus. (May 18, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Graduating student Zach Sauerhoff, of Huntington, receives a
Graduating student Zach Sauerhoff, of Huntington, receives a kiss from his girlfriend Stephanie Racaniello, of East Northport, during the Farmingdale State College commencement held on the sports field on the campus. (May 18, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Ryan Mosiello, center, of Farmingdale, sits with his
Ryan Mosiello, center, of Farmingdale, sits with his feet up on the chairs in front of him, with friends Kirupakaran Gunaratau (left) and Chris Tiernan, of Lindenhurst (right) during the Farmingdale State College commencement held on the sports field on the campus. (May 18, 2013) (Credit: Steve Pfost)
Students take part in the Suffolk County Community
Students take part in the Suffolk County Community College commencement in Brentwood. (May 19, 2013) (Credit: Ed Betz)
Students take part in the Suffolk County Community
Students take part in the Suffolk County Community College commencement ceremony in Brentwood. (May 19, 2013) (Credit: Ed Betz)
Thalia Olaya speaks during the Suffolk County Community
Thalia Olaya speaks during the Suffolk County Community College commencement in Brentwood. (May 19, 2013) (Credit: Ed Betz)
Sierra Murray speak during the Suffolk County Community
Sierra Murray speak during the Suffolk County Community College commencement in Brentwood. (May 19, 2013) (Credit: Ed Betz)
Students take part in the Suffolk County Community
Students take part in the Suffolk County Community College commencement in Brentwood. (May 19, 2013) (Credit: Ed Betz)
Adelphi University master's degree program graduate Marissa Pino
Adelphi University master's degree program graduate Marissa Pino walks to the stage during commencement at Nassau Coliseum. (May 19, 2013) (Credit: James Escher)
Adelphi University graduate Santina Bonsignore adds a humorous
Adelphi University graduate Santina Bonsignore adds a humorous message about the rising costs of education to her graduation cap for the commencement ceremony at Nassau Coliseum. (May 19, 2013) (Credit: James Escher)
Carlton Ridenhour, more commonly known as Chuck D
Carlton Ridenhour, more commonly known as Chuck D of Public Enemy, speaks to Adelphi University graduates after receiving an honorary doctorate from the college during commencement at Nassau Coliseum. (May 19, 2013) (Credit: James Escher)
Adelphi University graduates react at the conclusion of
Adelphi University graduates react at the conclusion of a speech by Carlton Ridenhour, more commonly known as Chuck D of Public Enemy, who received an honorary doctorate degree during the commencement ceremony at Nassau Coliseum. (May 19, 2013) (Credit: James Escher)
Adelphi University graduates react after the traditional turning
Adelphi University graduates react after the traditional turning of tassels during the commencement ceremony at Nassau Coliseum. (May 19, 2013) (Credit: James Escher)
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