LOOK: University of Texas Class of 2017 celebrates graduation weekend


The third weekend in May is known for one thing in Austin: Graduation ceremonies at the University of Texas.

Commencement ceremonies began Friday, with the big celebration in front of the UT Tower taking place Saturday evening.

Graduates shared photos on social media to celebrate:

<div></div><br><blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:62.5% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BUPbxiejnsE/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">MORE LIFE!!!!๐Ÿพ๐ŸพI'm finally done with work and school for the year, and also done with school for a while๐Ÿ˜ณ so this is the mood for a while #UTGrad #utgrad17 ๐ŸŽ“๐ŸŽ“๐ŸŽ“ picture by: @emilian_zaps</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by Caro (@dopecarolinaa) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2017-05-18T16:55:26+00:00">May 18, 2017 at 9:55am PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async="" defer="" src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script><div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Finished decorating my cap just in time for graduation tomorrow! Of course it had to be <a href="https://twitter.com/PlayOverwatch">@PlayOverwatch</a> related ๐Ÿ˜„ <a href="https://t.co/rpSInD4GR1">pic.twitter.com/rpSInD4GR1</a></p>— Tiffany | RoyalAmes (@Royal_Ames) <a href="https://twitter.com/Royal_Ames/status/865333999056584706">May 18, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<div></div><br><blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:62.5% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BUApOpalLX-/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">Blowing off all my worries because hasta la vista, college life! ๐ŸŒฌโœจโœจ</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by Christy Lee Photography (@thecleephoto) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2017-05-12T23:04:23+00:00">May 12, 2017 at 4:04pm PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async="" defer="" src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script><div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">3 days left <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UTGrad17?src=hash">#UTGrad17</a> ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿผ <a href="https://t.co/cGUEMSvPmv">pic.twitter.com/cGUEMSvPmv</a></p>— Pedro Corzo (@corzop) <a href="https://twitter.com/corzop/status/864540225787363328">May 16, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Behind us, memories <br>Before us, dreams<br>Around us, love<br>Within us, motivation <br>๐Ÿ’“๐ŸŽ“๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ“š<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UTGrad17?src=hash">#UTGrad17</a> <a href="https://t.co/vegNYBmlzD">pic.twitter.com/vegNYBmlzD</a></p>— Paige Gilmer (@Paige_Gilmer) <a href="https://twitter.com/Paige_Gilmer/status/864552198994309120">May 16, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

school-spirit | 4 days

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]]><div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">First generation grad. We did that !! ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ<br><br>BBA in Marketing + Minor in Textiles and Apparel Design from the University of Texas ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿป‍๐ŸŽ“<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UTGrad17?src=hash">#UTGrad17</a> <a href="https://t.co/PexEtQcwHo">pic.twitter.com/PexEtQcwHo</a></p>— Wilfrido (@wilfrideux) <a href="https://twitter.com/wilfrideux/status/865413166359904256">May 19, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Proud daughter of immigrant parents.1st in the fam to get a college degree outside of DFW. Here's to โฌ†๏ธ Latino Grad stats ๐ŸŽ‰ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UT?src=hash">#UT</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LatinoGrad?src=hash">#LatinoGrad</a> <a href="https://t.co/lkA41j35r9">pic.twitter.com/lkA41j35r9</a></p>— Karina (@karina_bri) <a href="https://twitter.com/karina_bri/status/865407371505393665">May 19, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/bretaylor20">@bretaylor20</a> in cap and gown at this morning's student-athlete graduation reception. ๐ŸŽ“ <a href="https://t.co/QVs6Na8i2k">pic.twitter.com/QVs6Na8i2k</a></p>— Texas WBB (@TexasWBB) <a href="https://twitter.com/TexasWBB/status/865574930351443968">May 19, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<div></div><br><blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BUQJtVQAoSt/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">bout that time. ๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿผ#UTGrad17</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by Kevin Avila (@prodkev) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2017-05-18T23:36:49+00:00">May 18, 2017 at 4:36pm PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async="" defer="" src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script>

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<div></div><br><blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:33.33333333333333% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BUPYUB3BFHh/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">I'll be graduating from the best university in two days and it still feels so unreal. It was an extremely difficult journey, but I met some amazing people and wouldn't change my experience for anything in the world. Gracias Mamá y Papá por apoyarme siempre, los amo con todo mi corazón. Si se pudo ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝ‍๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ #UTGrad17 #UT17 #hookem #austin #texas Also, shoutout to the talented @albeartoe_ for the amazing pics! Check out his page, y'all @albertsuarez_design.photo</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by Jesus Carranco (@jesuscarranco_) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2017-05-18T16:25:11+00:00">May 18, 2017 at 9:25am PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async="" defer="" src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script><div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sis, all we do is make moves! Baddies with degrees๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพ‍๐ŸŽ“ <a href="https://t.co/gQXYw4FGb3">pic.twitter.com/gQXYw4FGb3</a></p>— Issa Joke (@lexiscomplex) <a href="https://twitter.com/lexiscomplex/status/864969538588291072">May 17, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<div></div><br><blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:62.5% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BUPWUDhBtL0/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">CONGRATULATIONS CHENDO! After four years of hard work and devotion towards your education and our son, you did it! Your success is definitely not a surprise! It is well deserved as we all know chasing a dream requires effort and desire. Keep on excelling in life until you get to where you want to be! You are capable of amazing things. Humberto and I are so proud of you and we love you so much! HOOK’EM๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ“โค๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰ #UT17 #utgrad17</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by Carina Esquivel (@carinacesquivel) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2017-05-18T16:07:43+00:00">May 18, 2017 at 9:07am PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async="" defer="" src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script>

1st gen-student, single parent home w/5 siblings, the other parent incarcerated during my undergrad, BUT here I am. Beating the odds May 19. pic.twitter.com/7waxnx7F6a

โ€” Reina Olivas (@reinolivas) May 10, 2017
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Even Hook ‘Em is celebrating:

<div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">To all the seniors rollin out of UT...you made it!!! Congrats! ๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿ‚โŒš <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UT17?src=hash">#UT17</a> <a href="https://t.co/RAxkX8wVR1">pic.twitter.com/RAxkX8wVR1</a></p>— Hook 'Em (@HookEm) <a href="https://twitter.com/HookEm/status/865252322166919168">May 18, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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