Taylor Swift Earns Honorary Doctorate Degree; Gives Commencement Speech at NYU Graduation

New York University awarded Taylor Swift an honorary doctorate of fine arts on Wednesday (May 18).

The pop superstar shared a photo of herself in her cap and gown on the way to the commencement ceremony where she also served as a commencement speaker. 

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The ceremony’s livestream quickly began trending on Twitter with fans tuning in to watch Taylor’s speech.

Taylor told the graduating class, “I’d like to thank NYU for making me technically, on paper at least, a doctor.” 

“Not the type of doctor you want around in case of an emergency,” she joked. “Unless you’re specific emergency was that you desperately needed to hear a song with a catchy hook and an intensely cathartic bridge session.  Or if your emergency is that you need a person that can name over 50 breeds of cats in one minute.”

“I hope you know how proud I am to share this day with you.  We’re doing this together so let’s just keep dancing like we’re the Class of ’22,” she concluded her speech.

Watch the ceremony and Dr. Taylor Swift’s speech here.

(Taylor’s speech begins about 2 hours in)

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