May 2016 in photos

By Joel Delgado ’12 MS ’17 

May is always an exciting time at FIU, especially this year as we celebrated the graduation of nearly 5,000 students during our Spring Commencement ceremonies and the beginning of summer!

Take a look at some of our favorite images and moments from the past month captured by FIU photographers Eduardo Merille, Kristen Rubio, Ben Guzman, Carl-Frederick Francois and Vincent Rives.

Dog graduation 1

Worlds Ahead graduate and U.S. Marine Corps veteran James Dean brings his faithful service dog, Rango, on stage as he receives his degree in recreation and sports management at one of the Spring Commencement ceremonies. Read more about Dean and other Worlds Ahead graduates at commencement.fiu.eduPhoto by Carl-Frederick Francois

Cap Collage

One of the things we love most about our commencement ceremonies is the creativity our students show on their grad caps! Check out our Facebook photo album featuring a bunch of our favorites. Photos by Kristen Rubio, Vincent Rives and Carl-Frederick Francois

grad confetti

Melissa Peña is showered with blue and gold confetti along with hundreds of other FIU graduates at the conclusion of one this year’s Spring Commencement ceremonies. Photo by Kristen Rubio

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duck crossing

Caution: Duck Crossing! If you’ve been around campus lately, you’ve probably seen this family of ducks walking around the vicinity of the Graham Center and Primera Casa. Photo by Eduardo Merille

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FIU graduate students (and Roary!) enjoy a Miami Marlins game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park.

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feeding turtles

Nothing says quality family time like making friends with the turtles at the lake in front of the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs building. Photo by Eduardo Merille

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hospitality visit

Andres Mejia, a sous-chef at the InterContinental Hotel in Medellin, Colombia, was one of 17 gastronomy and agriculture professionals from Colombia visiting FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management to gain an understanding of U.S. cuisine and techniques used. The USDA Cochran Fellowship Program, which promotes trade between U.S. and other developing countries, funded the two-week training program. Photo by Ben Guzman

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It’s almost ready! After construction began last year, the Student Academic Support Center — which will house enrollment services, student financial services and many others — is scheduled to open in July. Photo by Eduardo Merille

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cap celebration

The future is yours, FIU graduates! Make it a good one! Photo by Carl-Frederick Francois

To view more of our favorite FIU images, visit our “Month in Photos” series page.