It was a great day to be a Redbird.

More than 1,300 students participated in Saturday’s winter commencement ceremonies at Redbird Arena. They join nearly 200,000 Illinois State alumni around the globe—many of which were glued to their TVs and computers Saturday afternoon to watch the Redbirds win their FCS playoff game.

Back on campus, students and their supporters shared photos and tweets using the official commencement hashtag #RedbirdProud. Here are some of our favorite, via Storify:

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