With all the pomp and circumstance a graduate deserves, thousands of students across the Commonwealth are earning their diploma this weekend.
It is a milestone that students dream of for years.
Western Mass News watched as more than a thousand Bay Path University students processed into commencement ceremonies at the Mass Mutual Center.
Earlier Saturday, American International College graduates also celebrated their achievements in the Mass Mutual Center.
The city of Springfield and surrounding communities grow during graduation weekend as many visitors come to see their friends and family walk the stage.
Graduation weekend at UMass is fully underway as well.
Close to 5,500 high-achieving students began commencement festivities Friday.
There are a number of graduations still ahead, including Springfield College undergraduate commencement tomorrow morning at the Mass Mutual Center.
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