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Taylor Swift attends the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

New York University‘s (NYU) President Andrew Hamilton and Board of Trustees Chairman William Berkley announced today that Taylor Swift will receive an honorary doctorate of fine arts on Wednesday, May 18th.

The eleven-time Grammy winner will also speak at the commencement which will be held at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx on the same day. Swift’s official title will be Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa.

“I cannot overstate how thrilled I am to be coming together in person with graduates, parents, faculty, and honorees for NYU’s Commencement. Since 2019, we have been deprived of Commencement’s festive, communal joy, and its absence has been keenly felt,” said NYU President Andrew Hamilton in a press release. “Few groups of graduates are more deserving of a celebration than these classes: their pursuit of their studies disrupted, isolated by a daunting pandemic, these classes—2022, 2021, and 2020—have distinguished themselves with their grit, grace, and forbearance. We reconvene at Yankee Stadium with a renewed sense of appreciation for the act of celebrating together in person, a recognition of our graduates’ enormous achievements, and a respect for their character and perseverance.”

In honor of the graduates, the Empire State Building will be lit in NYU violet on Tuesday, May 17, the eve of Commencement. For more information, please visit the NYU Commencement site.

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