Bucks County Community College’s graduating students are the first to take part in a new processional as part of the graduation event.

Bucks held its 52nd annual commencement ceremony Thursday night with roughly 300 students participating.

The 2018 class size is 990 students large. This larger total number is comprised of students who graduate in May and those who already graduated in the previous two semesters.

The processional passed through the Rollins Center corridor, which was lined with faculty and staff congratulating the students.

West Chester University President Christopher Fiorentino was the Keynote Speaker. Fiorentino is a Bucks alumnus from the class of 1973 who also taught at the school while earning his Ph.D.

An exclusive Stole and Tassel Ceremony was held earlier in the day for graduating members of the  Phi Theta Kappa and Kappa Beta Delta honor societies. These students received special academic regalia.

College President Stephanie Shanblatt, Provost Lisa Angelo, and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees Elizabeth Fineberg presented the students with their degrees and certificates.