FAU Celebrates Spring 2022 Commencement

FAU commencement

(Photo by Alex Dolce)

By brittany sylvestri | 5/5/2022

Florida Atlantic University will confer more than 3,200 degrees on Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6 during six commencement ceremonies in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. The new graduates will join more than 180,000 alumni who have graduated from FAU since the University opened its doors in 1964.

“Congratulations to the spring class of 2022,” said FAU President John Kelly. “The skills you now possess makes you uniquely capable of creating a positive and lasting change. As the world calls on you to innovate, hold true to the values that have made you a successful Owl and be confident in your ability to answer.”

Spring commencement also highlights the accomplishments of outstanding graduates, including Christine and Aden Eagle, a mother and son. Aden, 17, will be graduating with a degree in data analytics and a perfect 4.0 GPA from Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College prior to receiving his diploma from FAU High School. Christine is receiving her master’s in health administration from FAU’s College of Business the same day her son is receiving his bachelor’s degree.

Some interesting statistics regarding the spring graduating class include the fact that 79 of the degree recipients are over the age of 50, 17 are over the age of 60 and two are over the age of 70. The oldest graduate is 76, and the youngest is 16. The graduates represent 60 countries.

For the convenience of family members and friends who cannot attend the commencement ceremonies, the proceedings will be cybercast at www.fau.edu/webcast.