Photo of the Week: Pup & Gown

Author: Sarah Cahalan '14

Mc 5 Photo by Matt Cashore '94

As decorating one’s mortarboard has come into style in recent years, there’s been plenty of attention paid lately to graduation cap fashion. But you know what hasn’t been covered enough? Graduation pup fashion.


For the class of 2019’s commencement on Sunday, May 19, graduate Amy Mansfield didn’t just choose an outfit for herself. She also capped and gowned her service dog, Juniper. The psychology and gender studies graduate has had Juniper for her entire Notre Dame career, and commencement wasn’t the pupper’s first high-profile outing: In 2016, he also accompanied Mansfield on a Folk Choir pilgrimage to Ireland.


To Amy and her fellow graduates, congratulations on your new degrees. And to Juniper, congrats on those adorable duds.


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