This May, UNT celebrated commencement at the first-ever Graduation Block Party. Festivities spread from the Library Mall across the Union’s south lawn, giving graduates, their families and the UNT community plenty of room for dancing, games, ice cream sundaes, a conga line with Scrappy and giveaways. The night ended with a toast to graduates and a spectacular fireworks show as the new alumni sang the Alma Mater. An estimated 8,900 graduates earned their degrees in 2016-17, a record-breaking year. (Photo by Gary Barber.)