STORRS, Connecticut — The University of Connecticut is wrapping up its commencement ceremonies this week after handing out more than 7,000 degrees.
UConn held 12 separate ceremonies over the weekend. The schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine are holding their graduation events Monday and the law school will hand out its diplomas next Sunday.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences had the greatest number of graduates, awarding 2,550 diplomas during two separate ceremonies on Sunday.
The university gave out a number of honorary degrees, including a Doctorate of Humane Letters to Jeffrey Immelt, the chairman of General Electric Corp, who spoke to at the university's graduate school ceremony.
Others honored included and author Wally Lamb, actor and director Jerry Adler, and Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill.