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Commencement: Songs for celebration

Commencement Weekend is April 22–23. (Photo by Coco McKown '04, '10)

Commencement Weekend is quickly approaching. To celebrate, we have compiled a playlist of songs that encompass a spirit of adventure and excitement. Honor our graduates’ next steps and say “hello” to summer with these 30 songs by a variety of artists, from Coldplay to Queen.

Commencement Weekend is April 22–23. Visit the event’s website to explore the Commencement schedule, learn about guest speakers, find accommodations, and more. We’re looking forward to helping students, friends, and family celebrate this important milestone. Och Tamale, Bulldogs!

If you are a Spotify user, here is an embedded playlist, ready to go.

If you aren't a Spotify listener, you can log into your own digital music service and line up these songs:

  • “Graduation (Friends Forever)” by Vitamin C
  • “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey
  • “We are Young” by F.U.N. feat. Janelle Monae
  • “Breakaway” by Kelly Clarkson
  • “Good Old Days” by Macklemore feat. Ke$ha
  • “Tongue Tied” by Grouplove
  • “Young Blood” by The Naked and Famous
  • “Butterfly Fly Away” by Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus
  • “Count on Me” by Bruno Mars
  • “On Top of the World” by Imagine Dragons
  • “Drift Away” by Uncle Kracker
  • “YOUTH” by Troye Sivan
  • “Good Life” by One Republic
  • “Life is a Highway” by Rascal Flatts
  • “We are the Champions” by Queen
  • “Graduate” by Third Eye Blind
  • “Best Day of my Life” by American Authors
  • “Adventure of a Lifetime” by Coldplay
  • “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas
  • “Getting Older” by Billie Eilish
  • “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” by Panic! At the Disco
  • “College Years” by Casey Donahew feat. Love & Theft
  • “All Star” by Smash Mouth
  • “Gold Dust” by Galantis
  • “Great One” by Jessie Reyez
  • “Anything Could Happen” by Ellie Goulding
  • “We Got Heart” by Jem and the Holograms
  • “I Feel Good” by Ehrling
  • “Breakthrough” (from Lemonade Mouth) by Adam Hicks, Bridgit Mendler, Naomi Scott, Hayley Kiyoko
  • “Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds

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