Creative-writing major Jacqueline Vito, 21, captures the moment on video with her iPhone as she enters the stadium before the 2013 University of Arizona spring commencement for undergraduate and master's students at Arizona Stadium.
Claudia Diaz Combs photographs mortarboards of fellow students before they become graduates. More than 6,000 degrees were awarded Friday.
Long lines form to enter Arizona Stadium before the 2013 commencement, which was last held on the football field in 1972, in an era when much of the technology used Friday was unheard of.
Graduates Eddie Khav, bottom left, and Aishan Shi, bottom right, form the letter "A" with the help of Jonathan Wan while Eric Cascketta, standing, enjoys their high jinks.
Family members and friends in the stands found ways to show graduates on the football field their support. Several signs here are meant to get the message to a graduate named Anthony .
Every new University of Arizona graduate had a chance to see his or her smiling face on the Jumbotron on Friday night as commencement returned to Arizona Stadium.
University of Arizona seniors in front of Old Main on the UA campus. Old Main has been closed to students this semester because of construction, but the east side is open for graduation photos.
UA seniors Scott Eastman, Lexi Shinn and Isaac Gealer pose behind the Forbes Building, a popular photo backdrop.
UA seniors Isaac Gealer, Chelsea McLean, Garrett Voge and Andrea Beebe sit by the Joseph Wood Krutch Cactus Garden, providing a Western feel to the photograph.
UA seniors Cylan Shaffer and Fiona Foster pose at another popular photo spot, the Arizona State Museum near the Main Gate.
UA mascots Wilbur and Wilma pose by the Wildcat Family statue.
After four years at the University of Arizona, Natalie Becker is going to work in a largely thankless job with a high burn-out rate - and she couldn't be happier.
The Arizona Wildcats have picked a field design for 2013, and it includes "ghost lettering," navy end zones and - of course - a "Block A" logo.
There's not much that's cool at Arizona Stadium in August and September when the desert sun is relentless and temperatures are hovering in the 90s and 100s.
There’s not much that’s cool at Arizona Stadium in August and September when the desert sun is relentless and temperatures are hovering in the 90s and 100s.
Fans will no longer see real grass at Arizona Stadium, but UA says the Block A at midfield "will look nice the whole game" as part of the new synthetic turf.
With natural grass, players often rip up chunks of grass during a game. UA officials won't have to worry about that problem with artificial turf.
Arizona Stadium has changed a lot over the past two years.