Although it's exciting to welcome graduates entering the real world, a commencement can feel like it lasts forever.
In fact, hours of work go into a commencement. Emory University caught seven hours of footage Monday and created a two minute time-lapse video, aided by remote-operated cameras.
According to Emory's news office, it took an "army-sized" team that began work in January to pull off the celebration of 4,200 graduates.
Watch the time-lapse video above.