The first two of seven University of Wollongong autumn graduation ceremonies were held on Tuesday.
The remaining five ceremonies to be held over the next three days will see more than 1500 undergraduate and postgraduate students graduate.
They recognise the outstanding achievements of students from the faculties of Law, Humanities and the Arts, Science, Medicine and Health and Social Sciences.
Former UOW Deputy Chancellor Dr Stephen Andersen OAM received an Honorary Doctorate on Tuesday, while law student Lachlan Auld was awarded the University Medal.
Love was also in the air, with husband and wife team, Dr Virginia Marshall and Paul Marshall, celebrating their dual graduations.
Virginia, who already has seven degrees to her name and is a prominent activist for Indigenous water rights, completed a Graduate Certificate in Laws, while Paul completed his Masters in Environmental Science.
Dr Cinthya Wibisono, from UOW’s School of Medicine, also graduated and delivered student remarks at the first graduation ceremony on Tuesday.