Congratulations, Redbirds! You did it.

More than 3,700 students participated in Illinois State University’s 157th spring commencement ceremonies this past weekend (May 6–7, 2016).

Along the way, our newest alumni and their families and friends took, tweeted, snapped, and shared tons of photos from commencement, using the official hashtag #RedbirdProud. Here are some of our favorite tweets, photos, and posts shared during Illinois State’s spring commencement 2016.

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