Hundreds of the nation's newest graduates walked out of Charles Sturt University's Joyes Hall on Friday morning.
The first of two huge days of graduations got under way with the first Faculty of Science session starting at 9.30am.
Students from the schools of human movement studies, community health, nursing, midwifery and indigenous health, dentistry and health sciences and exercise science, sport and health crossed the Wagga university's stage.
The Daily Advertiser photographer Les Smith was on hand to capture the proud faces at the ceremony. Click through the gallery below.
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In all, nearly 400 students, from nursing to wine science, graduated on Friday.
The 2019 CSU Wagga graduations continue on Monday with the arts and education and science faculties rounding out the two special days.