New York University will felicitate American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift with an honorary doctorate of fine arts on May 18. Swift will also deliver a speech at Yankee Stadium’s commencement, NYU announced on Monday.

Swift will be awarded her honors with the class of 2022 at the stadium and will deliver her address during the morning hours of May 18. 

The 32-year-old will be a part of a “traditional” graduation ceremony. In the evening, NYU will be holding a “double-header” commencement for the classes of 2020 and 2021 who were unable to have a graduation event due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Swift will be bestowed with a Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa.

The ‘Shake It Off’ vocalist has had previous associations with the university. NYU launched a course on Swift in January this year, although she did not directly partake in the curriculum.

NYU’s evening ceremony will consist of an address by disability rights activist Judith Heumann. Heumann starred in the film ‘Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution’, which bagged an Oscar nomination last year in the best documentary category. 

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Other popular degree recipients include Jill Lepore, Lonnie Bunch III, Susan Hockfield and Félix Matos Rodríguez.

“I cannot overstate how thrilled I am to be coming together in person with graduates, parents, faculty and honorees for NYU’s commencement,” NYU President Andrew Hamilton said in a statement. 

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“Since 2019, we have been deprived of commencement’s festive, communal joy, and its absence has been keenly felt. Few groups of graduates are more deserving of a celebration than these classes: their pursuit of their studies disrupted, isolated by a daunting pandemic, these classes—2022, 2021, and 2020—have distinguished themselves with their grit, grace, and forbearance. We reconvene at Yankee Stadium with a renewed sense of appreciation for the act of celebrating together in person, a recognition of our graduates’ enormous achievements, and a respect for their character and perseverance,” Hamilton added.