Description of the following video:
[Video: A series of smiling students appear onscreen.]
[Voiceover:] Every student at IU has a different narrative and life journey. You all come from diverse communities . . .
[Video: A map of the midwest with a red flag sticking out of northwestern Indiana.]
. . . all over Indiana . . .
[Video: A panoramic shot of the Statue of Liberty.]
. . . all over the United States . . .
[Video: A pagoda with Mount Fuji in the distance.]
. . . all over the world . . .
[Video: Drone shots of campus landmarks and buildings from various Indiana University campuses.]
. . . yet you were drawn to something about Indiana University. Your stories collide, if only for a moment.
[Video: Students walk across a pedestrian bridge. A man types at his computer behind a cluttered desk.]
Your dreams may differ . . .
[Video: A student wearing protective goggles performs an experiment. A student tees off on a golf course. Three students talk in front of the IUPUI Campus Center.]
. . . but you will still be unified in reaching for your goals.
[Video: Two students wearing IU Dance Marathon T-shirts talk. A closeup of hands typing on a keyboard.]
And if in the future . . .
[Video: A perplexed-looking student scratches her head as she looks at her laptop screen.]
. . . you ever begin to question . . .
[Video: An IU basketball player misses a three-point shot during a game.]
. . . the worthiness of your ambitions . . .
[Video: A ballet dancer dances and then falls.]
consider that the beauty of life is not in never falling . . .
[Video: The ballet dancer stands up and pirouettes.]
. . . but rather in rising each time you fall.
[Video: A closeup shot of the ballet dancer’s face and arms as she dances on pointe.]
Today is an opportunity to celebrate you . . .
[Video: Parents and a student get out of a white SUV in front of a residence hall. They unload luggage from the back of the SUV and carry it to the residence hall.]
. . . to honor your achievements, and to acknowledge the many family members and friends whose support has helped each of you earn a degree.
[Video: The student and her mom hug tearfully.]
Where are you going next?
[Video: Several students walk near a lake on a fall day. Closeup of a student’s foot splashing in a puddle.]
[Video: Closeup of a student wearing a hat and a nose ring, looking off into the distance.]
The future can feel overwhelming and intimidating . . .
[Video: A waterfall. A student with cerebral palsy writes on a whiteboard.]
. . . but take solace in knowing you are capable . . .
[Video: The student grasps his arm with his other hand]
. . . of overcoming any challenges presented to you.
[Video: Closeup of a hand holding a paintbrush while working on a painting. A smiling student stands in front of an IUPUI Jaguars sign.]
Wherever your next steps take you . . .
[Video: A closeup of a student working on a project in a library.]
. . . your education at IU has prepared you as no other could.
[Video: Six students with laptops and notebooks sit around a table talking.]
It has opened the doors . . .
[Video: An outside shot of students opening a building’s doors.]
. . . through which you are now walking into your future.
[Video: The students walk out of the building. Time-lapse photography of two students studying.]
It can be easy to get caught in this hamster wheel where the monotony of life tricks you into thinking . . .
[Video: A young child wearing a backpack runs down the sidewalk in front of a house as his parents look on, smiling.]
. . . I’ll be happy when I have a big house . . .
[Video: Closeup of a hand passing a diploma to another hand, followed by a handshake.]
. . . a graduate degree . . .
[Video: A woman types on a laptop while sitting at a table on a porch.]
. . . or a dream job.
[Video: A student carrying a notebook and pen walks down a library aisle, selects a book, and then sits at a table to study.]
Rather than waiting for the future chapters, hang onto every word of your story as it's being written in real time.
[Video: A group dances on a stage in front of Showalter Fountain on the IU Bloomington campus. Students dance as the Marching Hundred plays.]
Feel how vibrant and enriching life can be . . .
[Video: A cheerleader holds up a sign that says “RED” in front of a large IU flag.]
. . . if you savor the flavor of this very moment, this very heartbeat . . .
[Video: A student wearing an IU hat smiles as he watches something off camera.]
. . . these very people around you.
[Video: A crowd cheers at an IU basketball game. A diploma prints on a laser printer.]
Your diploma signifies a remarkable life achievement.
[Video: A hand removes the diploma from the printer. The framed diploma is carried to a wall and hung.]
It characterizes your vision, your dedication, and your determination.
[Video: The view from the back of a science classroom.]
It represents the countless hours spent . . .
[Video: Two students speak in front of a round table as they’re being recorded by a TV camera.]
. . . both in and out of the classroom . . .
[Video: The IUPUI mascot carries his Jawz head down a hallway, followed by cheerleaders.]
. . . studying . . .
[Video: Four students with laptops, beverages, and mobile phones talk as they relax at a table.]
. . . writing . . .
[Video: Closeup of hands typing on a laptop.]
. . . researching . . .
[Video: Two students wearing safety goggles look at a computer screen. A student joins another student at a table in a coffee shop, where they examine a paper together.]
. . . and solving problems with fellow students.
[Video: Two students are helped into their Commencement robes.]
As you celebrate the completion of this chapter of your lives . . .
[Video: Commencement attendees walk through a parking lot. Graduates walk onto the Assembly Hall floor.]
. . . we would challenge each of you to consider . . .
[Video: A thoughtful student wearing a red tie and carrying his Commencement robe walks past a fence, then waits in a hallway as a woman adjusts his robe.]
. . . what your legacy will be.
[Video: A large sign that reads “Graduate Entrance” hangs above the doors to a building.]
What pieces of this campus will you take with you into your future endeavors?
[Video: Graduates wait in a hallway, then applaud from their seats. A graduate receives his diploma.]
What experiences as an IU graduate . . .
[Video: A graduate hugs a friend as another graduate looks on.]
. . . have shaped the person you have become?
[Video: Two graduates hug. A series of graduates switch their mortarboard tassels from one side to the other.]
Today we celebrate the conferral of degrees but we also celebrate your individually unique identities . . .
[Video: A graduate blows a kiss to the audience as she crosses the stage.]
. . . and the legacies you will each leave behind.
[Video: The IU trident appears.]