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.
THIS IS THE CUTEST THING IVE EVER SEEN #22GraduatesVersion pic.twitter.com/hUi3KrgMnS— taylorisloved13 (@taylorisloved13) May 18, 2022
ladies and gentleman… dr. taylor alison swift! #22GraduatesVersion pic.twitter.com/HEABGVgfu2— best of swift ❁ (@poxataylorr) May 18, 2022
BEST HYPE GIRL DOCTOR TAYLOR SWIFT #22graduatesversion pic.twitter.com/EdKtbuXpZM— Zainub Amir (@zainubamir) May 18, 2022
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.”
Watch the ceremony and Dr. Taylor Swift’s speech here.
(Taylor’s speech begins about 2 hours in)
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